The first Koreans are believed to have migrated into Korea from northern Asia around 3000 B.C. These peoples lived in villages and survived by farming and hunting.
The Koreans practiced Shamanism, which is the belief that both living and non-living things contained powerful spirits. Priests known as shamans helped the people communicate with the spirits, and helped the people understand their will.
By the 100s B.C., Korea had been conquered by China. From 109 B.C. until 220 A.D., the Koreans would be under the control of the Chinese. During this time period they would be heavily influenced by the Chinese. However, they would also manage to maintain many elements of their own culture.
Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends good-by.
Marie Louise De La Ramee
Roman coins have been dug up in America, suggesting that perhaps the Vikings or Columbus weren''t the first Europeans to visit the New World. The coins were found in locations as far afield as Texas, Venezuela and Maine.