In 1960, when South Korea’s GDP was at par with Ethiopia’s, nobody would have guessed a country 1/33rd the size of India would become one of the world’s top 10 economies in less than fifty years.
I went to Gyeongju over the past weekend, which is well known for being a historic city. It has more UNESCO sites than the rest of Korea combined. Most of them are burial mounds. Some were excavated by Sweden, but I’m not sure why.
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