Daegaya in Goryeong wrote history

Daegaya's beginning was trivial like that of any other tribes that began to live on this land. People started to live in groups and these groups settled down and formed a village (settlement). Settlements, which appeared in the New Stone Age, became a more organized community forming one political and economic unit as multiple settlements united or established close relations, entering the Bronze Age, owing to several factors like the beginning of rice farming, surplus products and population growth. With the combination of multiple communities thanks to the development of the ironware culture, the community became a greater political body like a "kingdom" and Daegaya was also one of them.
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Mid-4th century

After Goguryeo's advancement into the Nakdonggang River basin, Daegaya began to distinguish itself among several Gaya kingdoms and emerged as the most outstanding force in the late 5th century. Defeated by Goguryeo troops, the Gimhae force (Golden Crown Gaya) waned, and the Daegaya force in Goryeong and other inland areas, which avoided war calamities, began to lead late Gaya

  1. 01Decisive momentum for progress
    The most decisive momentum for Daegaya's emergence was its geographical advantage arising from the fact that it was located in Goryeong (Daegaya's capital). Goryeong can be reached by going upstream from the southern coast along the Nakdonggang River. And Goryeong can lead to inland areas like Geochang and Hamyang and further lead to Muju, Jangsu, Imsil and Namwon over Sobaek Mountains. You can go north to Seongju and Gimcheon and then Hwanggan and Yeongdong over Chupungryeong. Going east, you can cross the Nakdonggang River and reach Daegu right away.
  2. 02Geographical advantage
    This geographical strength of Goryeong was the major basis for Daegaya to become the most powerful kingdom in Gaya after the 5th century. Daegaya was able to carry out trade actively thanks to the geographical advantage and absorb advanced cultures more quickly through Baekje and other kingdoms than other Gaya kingdoms. Its major trading goods were steel produced in the Hapcheon Yaro region and agricultural goods produced on the basis of stable farming infrastructure.
  3. 03Basis for growth
    It can be said that Daegaya's emergence as a strong kingdom in the late Gaya period was mainly based on steel exports through the advantageous geographical location and stable agricultural infrastructure. And Daegaya was armed with strong defensive power that helped protect its assets from outside forces. The large-scale ancient tombs like the Jisan-ri tombs represent Daegaya's development.
    Based on its own growth, Daegaya advanced to the nearby Gaya kingdoms and archaeological aspects like pottery show that Daegaya became the leader of the alliance encompassing the Hwanggang River basin and the upstream area of the Namgang River in the mid-5th century. In the late 5th century, Daegaya ruled most nearby areas indirectly.
Daegaya's chronicle
Daegaya's chronicle
Age Year Content
Daegaya 42 There is a founding myth that Noejiljuil, who was born between a Gaya mountain spirit called Jeonggyeonmoju and a heavenly god called Ibiga, became King Ijinasi, Daegaya's founder
400 Gaya, Baekje and Japan joined forces to attack Silla
479 King Haji sent envoys to Southern Qi in China to earn the noble title "Bokukjanggunbonkukwang"
481 Daegaya and Baekje rescued Silla as Goguryeo and Mohe attacked Silla
522 King Inoe marries a woman of Silla royal blood
532 Gold Crown Gaya was defeated by Silla
551 Ureuk and his followers play gayageum before King Jinheung
554 Joins forces with Baekje to fight Silla but was defeated
562 Falls to the attack of Silla King Jinheung during the reign of the 16th King Doseolji
Unified Silla 757 Changed into Goryeong-gun
Goryeo 940 Belongs to Gyeongsanbu
1175 Gammu descends to begin ruling
1390 General Park Wi defeats Japanese raiders
Joseon 1413 Governor descends to Goryeong-hyeon to begin ruling
1593 General Kim Myeon performs civilian army activity during Japan's invasion of Joseon in 1592
1597 Goryeong Battle during Japan's invasion in the Year of Jeongyu
Modern and present age 1895 Becomes Goryeong-gun, Gyeongsang Province
1896 Becomes Goryeong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province
1979 Goryeong-myeon was elevated to Goryeong-eup, forming 1 eup and 7 myeon