Silla’s first queen, the 27th tomb of Queen Seondeok, was also introduced in the MBC drama “Queen Seondeok,” which aired in 2009 and became very popular in Korea
About 7 kilometers southeast of downtown Gyeongju, Silla’s 27th “Queen Seondeok Tomb” is located at the foot of the southern ridge of Nangsan Mountain (108 meters above sea level), historical site No. 163, which stretches north and south.
Silla had a status system called Golpumje, and both parents called it Seonggol, and the man from Seonggol had the right to succeed to the throne, but the 26th King Jinpyeong did not have a prince, so Princess Mandeok, the eldest daughter, became the 27th king of Silla.
Queen Seondeok, who became king as a woman, built many temples based on patriotic Buddhism based on the idea of protecting the country from the outside world, and now there are “Hwangnyongsa Nine-story Wooden Pagoda,” “Bunhwangsa Temple,” and “Chumseongdae.” In addition, Queen Seondeok will lay the groundwork for the unification of the three kingdoms with General Kim Yu-shin, who was then the master, and Kim Chun-chu, who later became the 29th king of Silla.
According to the Samguk Yusa, “The queen, who predicted the day she would die, asked that I be buried in Doricheon when I died, but the servants did not know the place, and when I asked the king, it was south of Nangsan Mountain.
The queen died on the expected date, and the servants were buried where her queen had informed them. It is said that Sacheonwangsa Temple was built at the foot of Mt. Nangsan during the reign of King Munmu, the 30th king of Silla, 30 years after the queen’s death.’ It is said that this tomb is the tomb of Queen Seondeok.
The royal tombs, with a total circumference of 74m, a height of 6.8m, and a diameter of 24m, were stacked in a round shape with soil, and the lower part was stacked with two to three layers of natural stones to protect the tomb.
Registration date: 2010-08-09
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