Ancient Korea

By: Abby, Emily, Maddy

Geography in Ancient Korea

  • The Korean Peninsula boarders China and points towards Japan.
  • 70% of the country is covered in mountains.
  • The Taebaek Mountain range is located along almost all of the eastern part of Korea.
  • Farming is difficult on the mountains, so people tend to live more in the Eastern parts of the country.
  • It has 5,400 miles of coastline
  • Jangma is a rainy season in the summer and winters tend to be bitterly cold.
  • Since Korea has such a close proximity to China, it has received many technological and cultural influences.
  • Korea acts as a culture bridge for China and Japan. Korea receives culture from China and then passes it onto Japan.

The Society of Korea

  • dynasty set a social structure ;
  • Silla dynasty:Artistic, “City of gold”, 682 confucian academy to train high officials
  • Koryo dynasty:perfected celadon... ie. porcelain
  • Choson Dynasty: longest, created alphabet,
  • Alphabet(Ruler was King Sejong,Hangful)
  • Extremely high literacy rat
  • Two different types of dance
  • jeongjaemu, performed at banquets
  • ilmu, performed at rituals

Things That Make Korea Interesting and Unique

  • Jikji, the world's oldest movable metal print document (picture below)

  • The turtle ships, possibly the world's first ironclad warships, were deployed, and during the reign of King Sejong the Great

  • Korean alphabet hangul was created
  • During the Stone Age
  • Emperor Wudi set up a military colony
      • from this outpost Confucian traditions and Chinese ideas about government, also writing and farming methods


South Korea Government. (n.d.). Retrieved December 21, 2015, from

The Korean Peninsula. (n.d.). Retrieved December 21, 2015, from

"South Korea Government." History Before Division. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2015.

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