History of Korea: Korean Dynasties
The History of Korean Dynasties extends as far back as 2,333 BC, when legend has it that the Gojoseon Dynasty was founded by Dangun Wanggeom, considered the founder of Korea. According to Myth, the Lord of Heaven's son and father of Dangun, Hwanung, longed to live on earth among the people and descended at the famous site of Baekdu Mountain (Tian Chi in Chinese). Here, today a boundary point between China and North Korea, the long line of dynasties and kingdoms of Korea finds its birth. Considering the length of each dynastic rule, considerably few have ruled the land of Korea in this extensive period of time. Nevertheless, each kingdom has an intriguing story full of internal strife and troubles from abroad. Point your cursor over any of the kingdoms below to read its story.