Shang Dynasty (Main Idea: Bronze) (1523 - 1028 B.C)
Out of the stone age, into the bronze / iron age
many of the bronze weapons were inscribed with their owners’ names
woven silk, glazed ceramics
Made many things like chariot hardware, finials for staffs, and ceremonial vessels which are cast in a variety of different shapes from bronze
Silla Unifies Korea around 668 C.E.
Prospered and Art Flourished
Buddhism was a great force
Chinese Culture was a great influence
Conflict between peasants and the aristocrats led to the fall of the Silla Dynasty and the Goryeo dynasty was born.
Interesting link about a grandmother that was alive during the occupation http://goo.gl/UCtsux