Kim Chun-chu, the 29th King Taejong Muyeol of Silla, was the first king of Silla to join forces with Tang to destroy Baekje at the Battle of the Baekchon River in 663 but to reunify the Korean Peninsula.
Historic Site No. 20
The tomb of King Muyeol of King Taejong is 114 meters around the tomb and 8.7 meters high, and the foundation under the tomb is now exposed everywhere to prevent the tomb from collapsing by stacking natural stones.
In front of the tomb, there is a “chiju” placed on top of the monument (National Treasure No. 25). This tomb is presumed to be the Tomb of King Taejong Muyeol, because there is an inscription on “Isu” written by Kim In-moon, the second son of King Taejong Muyeol.
National Treasure No. 25 of King Muyeol’s Royal Tombs in Taejong
Jingol: The status system of the Silla Dynasty, which has six classes, including Jingol, whose parents are all royal families, is called Seonggol
King Taejong Muyeol: Reign 654–661, Kim Chun-chu
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