North Korea’s box of bones: A mythical king and the dream of Korean unification

What North Korea says is the tomb of King Dangun, the mythical founder of the first unified Korean kingdom in 2333 BCE, is seen outside Pyongyang, North Korea in this undated handout photo. Koryo Tours/Handout via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) – It’s the stuff of an Indiana Jones movie: supernatural kings, ancient tombs, and government-backed archaeologists striving to harness the power of legend for a greater cause. On a divided Korean peninsula, tales of King Dangun – the mythical founder of the first Korean kingdom more than 4,350 years ago – play a […]

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