How long is the Korean history?
The history of Korea is at least 4,000 year long. Historians believe the first time a country was formed on the Korean Peninsula was 2,333 BC. That was more than 4,300 years ago. Of course, there is evidence that people lived on the Korean Peninsula as far as 10,000 years ago.
Korean mythology says a bear wished to become a human. A god granted her wish and she became a beautiful woman. Later, a child was born between the god and the "bear-woman." He was named Dangun (Dahn-goon) and he is the founder of what is known today as Korea.