Apparently, North Korean archaeologists have made an amazing discovery—the lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong who founded the Koguryo Dynasty (277BC to 668AD).
According to Jo Hui Song, the director of NK’s History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences:
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.
The old book ‘Sinjungdonggukyojisungnam’ (Revised Handbook of Korean Geography) complied in the 16th century wrote that there is a lair west of Pubyok Pavilion in Mt. Kumsu.
What’s important about this discovery (aside from the “holy shit, you actually proved the existence of unicorns” factor) is that this news somehow is proof that Pyongyang was “the capital city of Ancient Korea.” So now North Korea also has that going for them.
But I think there’s an even greater significance that this wonderful news brings for the people of North Korea. Considering that many of them are starving–knowing that unicorns exist now means that they have been given the most important gift of all…another food source:
Time to fire up the grill and cook us some unicorn galbi!