Gilt-bronze Silla Maitreya
A gilt-bronze statue of a seated Maitreya (the future Buddha). Silla, early 7th century CE. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)
Silla Gold Girdle
A c. 6th century CE gold girdle from the Silla kingdom of south-eastern Korea (57 BCE - 668 CE). From the Gold Crown Tomb, Gyeongju. National Treasure No. 88. (Gyeongju National Museum, South Korea)
The Gwanggaeto Stele which describes the key events of the Goguryeo king Gwanggaeto the Great (r. 391-413). The 7.3 metre tall stele was erected in 414 CE and stands outside the king's tomb at modern Tonggou, Korea.
Gold Crown of Silla
A gold crown of the Silla kingdom of Korea (1st century BCE to 7th century CE). National Treasure No. 191 from the north mound of the Great Tomb at Hwangnam, Geumseong (Gyeongju). 5th century CE. The crown is made of sheet-gold and decorated...
Cheonmachong ('Heavenly Horse Tomb')
The Silla royal tomb Cheonmachong ('Heavenly Horse Tomb'), Gyeongju, Korea. 6th century CE. The tomb was excavated in 1973 CE and, amongst hundreds of other treasures, contained a coffin, gold crown, jewellery pieces, and a painted horse...
Silla Tombs of Gyeongju
The mound tombs of Gyeongju (Geumseong), capital of the Silla kingdom which ruled in Korea from the 1st century BCE to 10th century CE.
Tomb of Muryeong-Wang
The mound tomb of Baekje king Muryeong-Wang (r. 501-523 CE) which, within its huge earth mound, has a semi-circular vault lined with hundreds of moulded bricks, many decorated with lotus flower and geometric designs. The structure, located...
Gold Gaya Crown
A gold crown from the Gaya confederacy, 42-532 CE, southern Korea. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)
Silla Gold Earrings, National Treasure 52
5-6th century CE gold earrings from the Silla Kingdom (57 BCE - 668 CE) of south-eastern Korea. From a tomb in the Gyeongju area. National Treasure No. 52. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)
Silla Horse Painting
A painting of a winged horse on a birch bark saddle flap. From the Heavenly Horse Tomb, Gyeongju, Korea. Silla, 5-6th century CE.