A picture of King Dangun, the mythical founder of the first unified Korean kingdom in 2333 BCE, sits at a tourist stand near what North Korea says is his tomb, just outside Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters

Real or not, supernatural King Dangun is key to Koreas achieving unification dream

• Story of the founding monarch, son of a god and a bear, featured in recent diplomatic efforts between North and South

• Scholars say chances Dangun actually existed are close to zero but North Korea still claims to have found his tomb

Topic |   North Korea

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A picture of King Dangun, the mythical founder of the first unified Korean kingdom in 2333 BCE, sits at a tourist stand near what North Korea says is his tomb, just outside Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters
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