May 2014: Dr. Sarah Nelson, The Gold Crowns of Silla (Korea) and the Tomb of a Queen

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May 18, 2014 at 3pm                                                                                Archaeological Institute of America Lecture

Dr. Sarah Nelson                  The Gold Crowns of Silla (Korea) and the Tomb of a Queen        

The largest mounded tomb form the Silla kingdom in Korea was found to be that of a queen who wore a pure gold crown and the golden belt of leadership. These make it clear that she was a ruling queen, but she does not appear in the official list of kings, although some queens do. How can archaeology solve this mystery without any writing in the tomb?

 

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