The mystery of the megalithic structures in ancient Korea

Published on December 14, 2018



The megalithic constructions in Korea are mind blowing. Researchers still have more questions than answers, but the hundreds of dolmens are among the most fascinating archaeological sites in the Korean Peninsula. The first people appeared on the Korean Peninsula around 700,000 years ago. The society that lived there created an early culture based on farming. They continued this area until 1,000 BC. Over the years, they increased their use of bronze and cooper tools, improved their farming methods and created many settlements. These people of early Korea remain a mystery for researchers, but archeological sites have brought some information to light, giving life to this mysterious culture. One millennium before Christ, something changed in the Korean society. People started to build megalithic structures, which seem to be more characteristic of the other parts of the world. In Korea, dolmens are called ''goindol'', meaning ''the propped stone''. 40% of all of the world’s dolmens exist within South and North Korea. In South Korea, there are more than 30,000 dolmens, and up to 15,000 are found in North Korea. Thanks to The Lost History Channel TKTC for letting me use his video. Check out the original video via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wMmkRgEl8E

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