Sunday, September 15, 2019

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Gwansanri Goindol

Largest dolmen in North Korea, consists of two upright stones and enormous, more than 40 tons heavy capstone above them. Made in the 12th...

Samnyeon sanseong

Ruins of an enormous mountain fortress, built in 470 - 473 AD. Measured length of the walls is 1,680 - 1880 m and they...

Samseonghyeol

Three mysterious holes in the ground in Jeju City. According to legends from these holes came semigods - founders of the ancient Tamna state...

Daepyeong

A prehistoric settlement, inhabited in the time period between 3500 BC and 500 AD, one of the earliest permanent settlements in this region of...

Cheomseongdae

An ancient astronomical (astrological?) observatory, built in the 7th century AD. One of the oldest observatories in the world. Location, GPS coordinates: 35.8347 N 129.218983 E Categories: Astronomical...

Bangudae Petroglyphs

A group of rock art, engraved in the cliffs along Daegokcheon Stream. Engravings were left by prehistoric peopl, mostly in the late Neolithic -...

Tomb of King Muryeong

Burial of the ruler of Baekje Kingdom in 501 - 523 AD. This tomb was found intact and has been one of the most...

Haman tumuli (Malisan tumuli)

Hundreds of smaller and larger burial mounds - burials of the kings and nobleman of Gaya state. Location, GPS coordinates: 35.2717 N 128.4061 E Categories: Cairns and mounds,...

Goryeong Jisandong Tumuli

A group of nobleman's burials from the Daegaya period, built in the 4th - 6th century AD. Thus far are known 704 burials with...

Osang-ri dolmens

Group of 12 dolmens on Ganghwa Island. Six of these dolmens were rebuilt when the site was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Location, GPS...