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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty, South Korea

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty have been recognized as a World Heritage Site of South Korea. The tombs are found at eighteen different locations, mostly on the northern part of the country. They are divided into three groups: those around Jeongjagak, those past the gate and the sacred ground of the grave mounds.


Joseon Dynasty Royal Tombs
Joseon Dynasty Royal Tombs
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The royal tombs also come in two types. Kings, queens and people who were posthumously granted the title of king or queen were interred in tombs called neung. Crown princes and their wives, as well as parents of royalties, were interred in tombs called won. There are all together 40 neung-type tombs and 13 won-type tombs of the Joseon Dynasty that have been preserved.

Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Seville, Spain, 22 - 30 June, 2009.


Joseon Dynasty Royal Tombs
Joseon Dynasty Royal Tombs
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N37 11 50 E128 27 10
Inscription Year: 2009
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV, VI


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