Recent headlines in Korea settle the myth vs. reality debate once and for all! Unicorns are REAL, or at least they were once upon a time. According to the Korean News Agency:
Archaeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have recently reconfirmed a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong, founder of the Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668).
The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang City. A rectangular rock carved with words “Unicorn Lair” stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392).
Say what? Unicorns abound.
Check out this Unicorn e-book collection, compiled by me and my friend Clint Marsh:
Unicornicopia by Varla Ventura and Clint Marsh
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In London, archaeologists have unearthed a Roman glass bowl–a millefiori dish (a thousand flowers) with a mosaic of hundreds of blue petals with white borders. This dish is believed to be from around the 2nd to the 3rd century, A.D. It is a unique find in the Western Roman Empire, discovered in what is believed to be an ancient cemetery beyond the walls of the city of old London.
Several other grave goods were excavated, providing even more evidence that the cemetery itself covered a massive area, possibly up to 40 acres in size. The cemetery sat unknown under Victorian era houses that were flattened during World War II, and was later turned into a parking lot. When the area was slated for redevelopment, an archaeological investigation was put into place.
Source: Ruters, Wednesday April 29th, 2009