Hongneung

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Hongneung (also spelled Hongyureung) is one of 40 royal tombs for the members of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Hongneung hold the remains of Emperor Gojong (1852-1919), Korea's last king. It is also a monument to his wife (and my purported ancestor), Queen Min (Empress Myeongseong, 1851-1895). Min's remains were burned and dispersed when she was assasinated by the Japanese following her attempt to build stronger ties with Russia and offset Japanese imperial plans for Korea.

Hongneung
1967
Hongneung
1967
Hongneung
1967
Hongneung
1967
Hongneung
1967

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