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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Korea’s Dolmen Museum Recently Opens in Gochang


A dolmen, or “goindol” in Korean, is a kind of single-chamber megalithic tomb, usually consisting of three or more upright stones in the ground that support a large flat horizontal stone, which serves as a roof.

Dolmens are found in many parts of the world, but Korea has the greatest number in the world, having about 30,000 of the tombs (including about 3,000 found in North Korea) or about 50 percent of the total number of dolmens in the world.

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