Three Kingdoms of Korea
|The Three Kingdoms of Korea|
|A Map of the Three Kingdoms of Korea,
at the end of 5th century
These three kingdoms were once in the Korean peninsula and Manchuria. It was between the 1st century BC and 7th century AD that they existed. There were also smaller kingdoms and tribal states. These smaller kingdoms included Gaya, Dongye, Okjeo, Buyeo, Usan, Tamna, and others.
The time of the three kingdoms ended in 668 when Silla conquered the other two. It beat Goguryeo after Baekje. After this, there was a North and South States period.
Two classic texts are named after the three kingdoms. The titles are Samguk Sagi and Samguk Yusa. The name "Samguk" means "Three Kingdoms". In Hangul, three kingdoms is called 삼국. In Hanja, three kingdoms are called 三國.