Saturday, September 09, 2006

Kyongju Trip, Day One

These pics are from day one of my trip to Kyongju.  The only pic that isn’t is the “Kings Tomb on the Sea”.  I included it with day one’s pics because of the “tomb” aspect.  The tombs really aren’t tombs either, as with Jeju, they burial mounds, though they are much larger than any that I saw in Jeju.

The tombs come from the ancient kings in Korea during the first dynasty.  There were three dynasties in Korea, the last one ended with the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1910.  So from around 300 A.D. until 1910, there were only 3 unified kingdoms.  Before that there were at least 3 different kingdoms.

Well, I hope you enjoy the pics.

Darren thanks so much for the comments about the pics.  It’s been very educational. :-)



At 4:30 PM, Blogger John & Kathy said...

Wow - the pictures are great. I can't get over how 'green' the landscape is and how old some of the artifacts are! Canada is such a young country by comparison. Our history doesn't go back that far - it's amazing! Keep them coming Ken!

At 7:14 AM, Blogger Darren B said...

Ya, you're right - it didn't take long to get the rest of the pictures up!

It's pretty cool seeing ancient artifacts (it must have been much cooler to be there in person -- I would suspect that it would give you a perspective on how short life is in contrast to history!)

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Al Menezes said...

Awesome pictures Kenneth....
Could you imagine mounting that stupid thing on the roof. Crazy as to how they would have done that in those days. Crazy like the pyramids.
The greenery is amazing. Looks like around here after all this much rain for the fall.


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