Grassy mounds and statues of sheep
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Around the world in ten photos: day three

An ancient tomb

A king and his queen are buried here; an unexpected sight in a country where much of ancient history has been forgotten, ignored, rewritten or even erased.

Margaret of From Pyrenees to Pennines and Teresa of My Camera & I have both invited me to join them and other bloggers to post one favourite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then each day, nominate someone new to join in on the same terms. I don’t usually post a single photo on my blog; I like to tell a story. But for this challenge I’ll resist that temptation and instead play a guessing game with you all. So, does anyone know where this tomb is to be found?

Grassy mounds and statues of sheep

And the answer is, the tomb of King Kongmin near Kaesong in North Korea. He was a 14th century Koryo dynasty ruler and is buried here with his wife the Mongolian princess Queen Noguk.

I realise not everyone likes to be nominated for this sort of thing so there’s no pressure to join in. But I wondered, Leya of To See a World in a Grain of Sand, if you’d like to have a go? Don’t feel you have to but do link back to this post if you do – I’d love to see your photos!

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