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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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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 22 N: 499] (3145)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-02-06
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-06 3:26
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