Gyeongju is often described as an open-air museum, thanks to its large number of grassy regal, burial mounds. Right in the centre of town, the walled-off Tumuli Park contains 23 of the over 200 royal tombs found in Gyeongju. In these tombs, the coffin and grave goods were placed in a deep pit that was lined with wood. The burial pit was filled in with dirt and covered with waterproof clay and river boulders underneath a large dirt mound ("tumulus.") This construction tended to preserve the tomb contents both from tomb robbers and from the elements. Modern excavations have yielded great quantities of weapons, gold crowns, and other precious artifacts that are now exhibited in the Gyeongju and Seoul museums.
At times, the sense of history, and of secrets buried along with the royals, is almost palpable in the quiet between the large grass-covered mounds.
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baclama (18829) 2014-03-06 5:07
dkmurphys (58072) 2014-03-06 6:14
Very beautiful place, I like the deep calm atmosphere. Well taken, have a good day.
daddo (26754) 2014-03-06 15:43
Hi May. Not the sorts of colours I would associate with Korea, but then why not, since they have four seasons.A large tumulus is probably indicative of the importance of those buried there. Nice reflections and a peaceful mood. Regards. Klaudio.
shreya2000 (2485) 2014-03-07 4:20
Nice composition and colours with good contrast. The hill is looking very good.
adramad (45354) 2014-03-09 15:19
Fascinating composition with that curious mound, which would never have thought that it is a grave, great charm and graphics that add those trees, the reflections in the pond increases the beauty of the place.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Very well done.
Happy start to the week.
Cricri (118877) 2014-03-11 10:54
Un paysage magnifique avec de merveilleux reflets et une belle harmonie dans les couleurs
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-08-04 9:13
un paysage surprenant qui se reflète joliment sur le plan d'eau. Une belle capture.
photoray (13981) 2014-08-09 10:29
Tranquil mirror image of Tumuli Park, rock border, shrubs and trees in browns and the cleft hill background. And interesting historical burial history.
Thanks for sharing,
PaulVDV (28843) 2014-08-16 14:07
The tumuli determine the landscape clearly.
Excellent presentation in a very good composition, with beautiful soft colours and attractive reflections.
The dry grass on the foreground helps to provide more depth on the picture.
Best regards, Paul