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1200 BCE: The thatched village of Hunam-ri near the Han River of Korea is built.
1000 BCE: The dolmens on Korea's Ganghwa Island are set up.
57 BCE - 668 CE: Three Kingdoms Period in Korea (Silla, Goguryeo, and Baekje).
57 BCE - 918 CE: The Silla Kingdom rules in Korea, first as one of the Three Kingdoms and then alone from 668 CE.
57 BCE - 4 CE: Reign of traditional founder of Korea's Silla kingdom Hyeokgeose (aka Pak Hyokkose).
37 BCE - 668 CE: The Goguryeo kingdom rules in northern Korea.
37 BCE: Traditional founding date of the Goguryeo Kindom in northern Korea.
18 BCE: Traditional founding date of the Baekje kingdom in Korea.
18 BCE - 660 CE: The Baekje Kingdom rules in western Korea.
42 CE - 532 CE: The Gaya (Kaya) Confederation rules in central Korea.
53 CE - 146 CE: Reign of Goguryeo king Taejo in northern Korea.
179 CE - 196 CE: Reign of Goguryeo king Kogukchon in northern Korea.
234 CE - 286 CE: Reign of Baekje king Koi in western Korea.
314 CE: Baekje conquers the Taebang commando in Korea.
331 CE - 371 CE: Reign of Goguryeo king Gogugwon in northern Korea.
342 CE: Murong Huang invades Korea from China and sacks the Goguryeo capital of Kungnaesong, taking 50,000 inhabitants prisoner.
346 CE - 375 CE: Reign of the Baekje king Kun Chogo in western Korea.
357 CE: The tomb of Tong Shou, last ruler of Taebang is built near Pyongyang, Korea.
366 CE: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with Korea.
372 CE: A Confucian Academy is established in the Goguryeo kingdom of northern Korea and Buddism is adopted as the state religion.
375 CE: The scholar Kohung writes the Sogi, a history of the Baekje Kingdom in Korea.
375 CE - 384 CE: Reign of Baekje king Kun Kusu in western Korea.
384 CE: Buddhism is adopted as the state religion by the Baekje kingdom of western Korea.
384 CE - 385 CE: Reign of Baekje king Chimnyu in western Korea.
391 CE - 413 CE: Reign of Goguryeo king Gwanggaeto the Great in northern Korea.
413 CE - 491 CE: Reign of Goguryeo king Changsu in northern Korea.
417 CE - 458 CE: Reign of Silla king Nulchi in south-eastern Korea.
433 CE - 553 CE: Baekje forms an alliance with the Silla kingdom in Korea.
458 CE - 500 CE: Reign of Silla king Soji in south-eastern Korea.
479 CE - 501 CE: Reign of Baekje king Tongsong in western Korea.
500 CE - 514 CE: Reign of Silla king Chijung in south-eastern Korea.
501 CE - 523 CE: The Baekje king Muryeong-Wang reigns in western Korea.
514 CE - 540 CE: Reign of Silla king Beopheung (aka Pophung) in south-eastern Korea.
525 CE: The tomb of King Muryeong-Wang of Baekje is built near Gongju, Korea.
532 CE: Silla captures and destroys the Gaya city of Pon Kaya in southern Korea.
538 CE: Alternative date to 552 CE for the introduction of Buddhism to Japan from Korea.
539 CE: The earliest known sculpture of Buddha is produced in Korea.
552 CE: Traditional date for the introduction of Buddhism to Japan from Korea.
562 CE: Silla conquers the Gaya city of Tae Kaya in southern Korea.
600 CE: Fine quality paper known as hanji is produced in ancient Korea.
600 CE - 641 CE: The Baekje king Mu reigns in western Korea.
628 CE: The Goguryeo kingdom of northern Korea builds a 480-km defensive wall as protection against attack from China.
632 CE - 647 CE: Reign of Silla queen Seondeok in south-eastern Korea.
642 CE - 668 CE: Reign of Goguryeo king Pojang in northern Korea.
647 CE - 654 CE: Reign of Silla queen Chindok in south-eastern Korea.
660 CE: The Baekje kingdom in Korea falls to a joint Silla and Chinese Tang Dynasty army and naval attack.
663 CE: A rebel Baekje army is finally crushed by the Silla in Korea, ending the Baekje kingdom.
668 CE - 935 CE: Unified Silla Kingdom in Korea.
668 CE: The Goguryeo kingdom of northern Korea collapses following an attack by the Tang Dynasty of China.
698 CE - 926 CE: The Balhae kingdom rules in Manchuria and northern Korea.
751 CE - 790 CE: The Buddhist Bulguksa temple complex is built east of Gyeongju, Korea.
751 CE: The Seokgatap stone pagoda is built at the Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju, Korea.
751 CE: The Dabotap stone pagoda is built at the Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju, Korea.
751 CE - 774 CE: The Buddhist cave temple at Seokguram (Sokkuram) east of Gyeongju, Korea is built.
759 CE: The earliest changsung - a village guardian post topped by a human face - is produced in Korea.
771 CE: The large bronze bell at the Buddhist shrine at Pandok-sa, Korea, also known as the Emille Bell, is cast.
869 CE: Choe Chiwon leaves Korea to study in Tang China.
886 CE: A collection of Choe Chiwon's poems is published in Korea and China.
889 CE - 935 CE: The Later Three Kingdoms period in Korea.
900 CE: Gyeon Hwon (Kyon Hwon) declares a new kingdom of Baekje in Korea.
901 CE: Gung Ye (Kungye) declares a new state in northern Korea known as Later Goguryeo (Hugoguryo).