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Folder made in North Korea, 2001, about King Tongmyong’s Mausoleum. The Tomb of King Tongmyong is a mausoleum located in near Ryongsan-ri, Ryokpo-guyok, Pyongyang, North Korea. One of the tombs is the royal tomb of Dongmyeong (58–19 BC), the founder of the ancient Goguryeo kingdom, northernmost of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. In total, there are 63 individual tombs of the period. The area around the Tongmyong contains at least fifteen known tombs believed to belong to various vassal lords. The tomb has achieved World Heritage status as part of the Complex of Koguryo Tombs inscribed by UNESCO in 2004 and covers an area of 233 hectares (580 acres) with a buffer zone of 1,701 hectares (4,200 acres). A unique feature of this and the other extant tombs in the area are its wall paintings depicting lotuses blossoming of that period indicative of Buddhism practiced in Korea (277 BC to 668 AD).
Document North Korea DNK040 King Tongmyong’s Mausoleum 2001