The Dae Gaya burial mounds in Goryeong, South Korea. Photo: Handout
The Dae Gaya burial mounds in Goryeong, South Korea. Photo: Handout
South Korea

Tombs from South Korea’s lost kingdoms of Gaya stand as a monument to human sacrifice

  • Gaya was a federation of smaller kingdoms that existed from the first century to the sixth century before disbanding and being conquered
  • The South Korean government hopes burial mounds containing remains of royalty and nobility will be recognised as a World Heritage Site

The Dae Gaya burial mounds in Goryeong, South Korea. Photo: Handout
The Dae Gaya burial mounds in Goryeong, South Korea. Photo: Handout
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