As part of an ongoing Pataphysical enquiry into the nature of the North Korean madness, we bring you:
|Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- Archaeologists of
the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have
recently reconfirmed a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong,
founder of the Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668).|
The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang City. A rectangular rock carved with words "Unicorn Lair" stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392).
Jo Hui Sung, director of the Institute, told KCNA:
"Korea's history books deal with the unicorn, considered to be ridden by King Tongmyong, and its lair.
The Sogyong (Pyongyang) chapter of the old book 'Koryo History' (geographical book), said: Ulmil Pavilion is on the top of Mt. Kumsu, with Yongmyong Temple, one of Pyongyang's eight scenic spots, beneath it. The temple served as a relief palace for King Tongmyong, in which there is the lair of his unicorn.