According to information posted on synthetic websites from abroad, recently, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on a lot of cultural relics excavated in a tomb of the Shilla Dynasty in Hwangnam-dong. , Gyeongju, South Korea. Experts speculate that the owner of the tomb may be royal.
Korean gilded copper shoes were discovered among the relics.
The Korean Cultural Heritage Administration and the Gyeongju government said that since the excavation work is still at an early stage, the copper shoes can only be seen in roughly shape. It is speculated that the shoe may have been made in the late 5th or early 6th century.
The project team also found jewels such as silver necklace and belts on the head and back of the tomb owner. Experts also found a number of valuable antiques such as gold-plated bronze saddles, copper irons and various pottery.
Copper iron unearthed in Gyeongju, South Korea (Korea Heritage Department)
The Shilla Cultural Heritage Institute, the unit in charge of excavating the project, said the burial items show the tomb's identity. Judging from the gold-plated copper shoes unearthed this time, the tomb owner is likely to be a high-ranking, royal person.
Usually, the tomb that unearths gold-plated copper shoes will certainly find silver belts, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other jewelry. The head of the grave also has a type of gold-plated copper ring and the project team speculates that it could be a gold-plated copper crown or a wing-shaped crown.
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Gold-plated copper horse tools excavated in Gyeongju, South Korea (Korea Heritage Department).
According to the report, the Korean Cultural Heritage Bureau and the Government of Gyeongju have been excavating the 120 burial ground in Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju since May 2018. This time the 120-2 tomb has been found. Currently excavation work is still underway.