42일째- Gyeongsan 慶山 – Tombs of Apdokguk

Korea is so small that history is everywhere.

I was coming out of the subway station when I saw a sign saying there are ancient tombs in the area.  Today, I finally went to go check it out with my handy google map.

I walked through most of the commercial district in front of the school before finally finding this place.

It is actually surrounded by residential buildings!  It is good that the tombs are built so high, otherwise it might have been developed and lost.

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The other side are farms lands and highways.

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The tombs belongs to the Apdokguk’s (압독국, 押督國) ruling class.  In ancient Korea where there were still small kingdoms scattered throughout the land, the Apdokguk were the rulers here.  There isn’t much recorded of them aside from the fact that the people here surrendered to the more power Silla.  Later, the people revolted against them and was suppressed.  The people here then moved southwards and this is the only thing left of Apdokguk’s legacy.

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Yeungnam University had started doing some excavations here during the 80s.  I think it is still ongoing.

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In the meantime, regular people can walk around the tombs as morning exercise.

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I am not sure where the excavated relics are at the moment … but some of the pictures of relics are here.

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Location:

After the visit, I walked the wrong way but found a stray cat standing outside a pet store ….

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Not too far away are also another set of tombs but these ones are closed to the public because they are being excavated.

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I had dinner at my favorite restaurant again – the family restaurant just outside of the school .. and then more green tea latte.

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Day 41 was missed because I only did this:

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Jaunary 11, 2016

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