Ara Gaya, Biwha Gaya and ancient Japanese artifacts as well as a chinese celadon have been excavated from Bokcheon-dong Tombs. This would seem to indicate a lively exchange of various goods between these ancient cultures.
※ The history of Gaya
Bokcheondong Ancient Tombs
The history of Gaya can be divided into two stages. In the early stage, during the 4th and early 5th centuries, Gaya was centered around the mouth of the Nakdonggang, Daegaya was the head nation in the Gaya coalition in the later stage, from the late 5th century until its fall in 562 AD.
The United Gaya was overtaken by the Silla Kingdom before ever achieving the political unification.
Through examining the excavated remains, however, we find that Gaya matched Silla in national power and cultural standards.
In Bokcheondong Ancient Tombs, we discover the power and dignity of the Geumgwan Gaya culture. These are the only tombs in Busan found to be those of royalty, predating the 6th century. Through these amazingly preserved tombs, we can know more about the value and extraordinarily unique culture of Gaya.
These remarkable tombs show the process by which Gaya was assimilated into the Silla Kingdom.
As part of the outdoor exhibition, hedges have been placed to mark the sites of the tombs. Also, Tomb No. 53 and 54, which are representative of the two major styles : (Wooden chamber tomb with subordinate outer coffin and Stone chamber tomb with subordinate outer coffin), are on display and left just as excavated, so that visitors can see the ancient burial style.