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Geumgwanchong Tomb (금관총)

  • Geumgwanchong Tomb (금관총)
  • Geumgwanchong Tomb (금관총)
  • Geumgwanchong Tomb (금관총)
  • Geumgwanchong Tomb (금관총)
  • Geumgwanchong Tomb (금관총)
  • Address Noseo-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    경상북도 경주시 노서동
  • Type Monuments/ Historical Sites
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  • Information
    Geumgwanchong, located in Noseo-dong, Gyeongju, is a tomb from the Silla Kingdom (B.C. 57∼A.D. 935). It is one of the three tombs that belong to the Noseo-dong Tombs in downtown Gyeongju.

    Geumgwanchong Tomb is regarded as the tomb of a king before or after the reign of King Ji-Jeung during the early 6th century (500~514). It is not known exactly to whom this tomb belongs.

    It was found in September 1921, when the fief was chopped while a civilian was leveling the ground to widen his building land. The first relic found in this tomb was a gold crown, geumgwan, and so the tomb took its name. Ornaments such as gold belts, earings, bracelets, saddlers and crockery of the Three Kingdoms Era (when Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla were separated, later unified by Silla in 676 AD) were dug up from the tomb. There were numerous relics, with beaded relics alone numbering over 30,000.

    The original structure of Geumgwanchong was 13m high with a 50m diameter. The relics from this tomb were moved and are now preserved at the Gyeongju National Museum.

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