Believe it or not, Korea had, once upon a time, been one unified country instead of the current North and South divisions. For nearly a thousand years, the Silla (신라) dynasty (57 BC – 935 AD) ruled over a unified Korea after vanquishing the Goguryeo (고구려) and Baekje (백제) kingdoms in 668 AD during the reign of King Munmu (문무). And Gyeongju was her capital.
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