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Korea Timeline Neolithic & Bronze Age Chosun Dynasty Koryo Dynasty United Silla Three Kingdoms

Cultures with long histories—like many in Asia—can be difficult to grasp. This guide to Korea's historical periods describes its major eras in terms of artistic production and significant political developments.

To use this guide, select from the dynasties at right or click on the timeline above. Use the timeline or the arrows at the top of the pages to move through time, period by period; or return to the list by selecting Korean Historical Periods from the navigation at left.

Neolithic and Bronze Age Korea (7000-1st century B.C.)
Three Kingdoms 57 B.C.-668 A.D.
United Silla (668-935)
Koryo Dynasty (918-1392)
Choson Dynasty (1392-1910)