December 5, 2012 4:37
North Korea has "confirmed" the discovery den unicorn, which first Korean archaeologists mentioned in the sixteenth century. A fabulous place in the capital Pyongyang North Korea was found on a stone, which was well written, "The Lair of the Unicorn."
Most likely, there lived a unicorn, which drove an ancient Korean king Tonmen, who founded the kingdom of Koguryo in the III century BC, says North Korea Central News Agency Korean central news agency. Meanwhile, Western researchers in the field of Korean culture are sure that this is nothing more than propaganda, aimed at supporting the head of Kim Jong-un and spread according to his orders.
Archaeologists from the Academy of Social Sciences Institute of History of North Korea have lair unicorn 200 meters from the temple in the capital. It is not known why the discovery was confirmed just now, while on an official statement, for several centuries (roughly from X-XIV century) before the den is a rectangular stone-pointer. The fact that close to Yonmenskim temple in Pyongyang is the lair of magical being first mentioned in a book called "Guide to Geography of Korea", dating from the sixteenth century.
Western media reacted sceptically to the discovery, remembering other mystical news related to the leaders of the totalitarian state. Thus, the late father of the current General Secretary Kim Jong Ynu attributed to the fact that he was born of the Holy Spirit, wrote 1,5 thousand books until I was in college, and during his first game of golf balls scored once in 11 holes, writes The Huffington Post.
A professor of Korean American culture at Tufts University Sung-Yong Lee proposed two versions of why such news needed Korean leader. "I do not think that Koreans believe in this, most likely, it's just a symbol, which helps the nation to unite and feel their exclusivity. This boosts the morale, "- says Lee, according to the publication Livescience.
On the other hand, perhaps the authorities thus wanted to demonstrate that it is the ancient capital of Pyongyang, Korea. "This is important because the Korean peninsula is divided into two parts. But neither North nor South Korea do not recognize each other. Therefore the historical claims about the birthplace Korean state — an eternal subject of controversy. Every country wants to increase its influence, proving that she is the "real" Korea "- quoted Professor Russia Today.