The Prehistory and Ancient History section displays artifacts that represent some of the earliest evidence of Korean civilization and culture, from stone tools of the Paleolithic
age to gold jewelry of the Silla Kingdom to stone monoliths of the Balhae era, with each
room documenting those aspects which uniquely defined each of Korea’s different
periods of ancient history.
The Unified Silla Period (676-935 CE) began when Silla occupied the region stretching from the Daedonggang south to
During the Unified Silla Period, Buddhism brought about major changes in society and culture. Cremation became the preferred funerary procedure, with burial urns replacing tombs, and major Buddhist architectures such as