Park Hyeokgeose of the Silla Kingdom – special stamps from South Korea

As a part of the efforts to more clearly establish the identity of Korea's culture, stories about the founding of each ancient country in various time periods are being introduced. The newly issued Korean stamps illustrate the legend of "Park Hyeokgeose of the Silla Kingdom".

After the collapse of Gojoseon, people moved to Gyeongju, forming 6 hamlets. One day, the heads of these 6 hamlets decided to found a nation. At the same time, a white horse was seen kneeling and neighing beside Najeong (a legendary well) in Yangsan, Gyeongju. Taking a closer look, people found an egg there. When they cracked the egg, a boy emerged from it. They bathed the boy, and his body emanated a gleaming luster, birds and animals began dancing, earth and sky trembling, sun and moon growing brighter. The boy got the name Park Hyeokgeose. After a while, near a well in Alyeong, a dragon appeared and from its armpit, a girl was born. She was named Alyeong after her birthplace. People built a palace in the western brink of Yangsan, and raised these two sacred babies. In 57 BC, Park Hyeokgeose was crowned as the king and Alyeong as the queen, thus the country named Silla was founded. Silla expanded its power in the southeast region of the Korean peninsula, conquered Baekje and Goguryeo one by one by forging an alliance with the Dang Dynasty of China, to form the first unified country on the Korean peninsula in 676, though its territory was confined only to the south of the Daedong River and the Bay of Wonsan. Silla accepted the cultures of Baekje and Goguryeo, thus Korean culture was established. However, in 935, Silla

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