Korean History - Silla Kingdom
The year 57 BCE marks the beginning of the Silla Dynasty. Together with the Goguryeo and Baekje, Silla was the third of the Three States Era, controlling the southeastern region of the Korean peninsula for 1000 years. Silla fostered dramatic...
Korean History - Baekje Kingdom
In 18 BCE, Baekje was founded in the Hangang River basin and emerged as the dominant kingdom of the Three Kingdom Period (5th century CE). It became the centre of northeast Asia's economy and trade due to its important role as a marine traffic...
Confucianism- Korean Culture
Korean Confucianism is one of the most substantial influences in Korean intellectual history. The introduction of Confucian thought in Korea is part of the cultural influence brought from China. Today the legacy of Confucianism remains a...
Korean history - Goryeo
Goryeo had trade ties with Europeans through Arabian merchants. Trade in Goryeo gave Korea its name in the western world. Ultimately, Goryeo is famous for its printing technology, hanji paper and pottery.
Three Kingdoms of Korea Map
A map showing the three kingdoms (Goguryeo, Silla, and Baekje) and the Gaya confederation which ruled Korea between the 1st and 7th century CE.
Three Kingdoms, Korea
A map showing the Three kingdoms of ancient Korea (57 BCE - 668 CE): Baekje (Paekche), Goguryeo (Koguryo), and Silla. There was also a fourth entity in this period, the Gaya (Kaya) Confederation.
Dong Zhuo & Lu Bu
An artist's impression of the Chinese warlord Dong Zhuo (mounted) and his general Lu Bu from the Three Kingdoms period at the end of the 2nd century CE. (From the PC game Total War: Three Kingdoms by the Creative Assembly)
A gilt-bronze statue of Maitreya (the coming Buddha). Three Kingdoms Period, c. 600 CE, Korea. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)
Unified Silla & Balhae Kingdoms
A map showing the territory of the Unified Silla Kingdom (668- 935 CE) and Balhae (Parhae) Kingdom (698-926 CE), which controlled parts of Manchuria.
Baekje Incense Burner
A gilt-bronze incense burner from the Baekje (Paekche) Kingdom of ancient Korea. The base is in the form of a dragon which supports a heavenly mountain decorated with heavenly beings and clouds. A phoenix sits atop the lid. 4th-7th century...