Complete set of stamps from North Korea, 1995, stamped. It i sabout the reconstruction of the tomb of King Tangun. The first founder of Korea.
Dangun was the legendary founder and god king of Gojoseon, the first Korean kingdom. He is said to be the “grandson of heaven” and “son of a bear”, and to have founded the kingdom in 2333 BC.
North Korea’s leader Kim Il Sung insisted that Dangun was not merely a legend but a real historical person. As consequence, North Korean archaeologists were compelled to locate the purported remains and grave of Dangun.
According to a publication by North Korea, the Mausoleum of Dangun is the alleged burial site of the legendary Dangun. Dangun’s grave is shaped like a pyramid, about 22 m (72 ft) high and 50 m (164 ft) on each side.
Many observers and historians outside of North Korea, including South Korea, consider the site controversial.