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Kori(Koryo)’s Ships

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    Posted: 29-Aug-2004 at 11:56

The word Korea originated from Korea's Kori(Koryo) dynasty.  It was spread by Arabian merchants into Europe.  But how was that possible?

Let's examine Kori ships:

According to Korisa(koryosa), Huge ships used by Wang Kon(877~943) called (de sun) were 16 bo(36.6m) long each side with weight exceding 250~280 tons. 

That size matches with the Santa Maria used by Columbus in 15~16th Century!

This proves Kori's naval spremacy 5~600 years before Europe!

That's why Korisa also mentioned that even horses galloped above the ship!

On the Japanese official text of "Sougi"(g as in grape), you see Kori ships named "Gwa Sun" which had iron spikes on its front to ram down enemy ships.  Reflecting that idea, we see that Turtle ships originated from Kori.

Also, Koreans had also deplyed a type of cannon named "Gwa po" and in "Sougi" the also mentioned the following verse:

[1019 Kori navy attacked with gunpowder]

Meaning that one of the top 4 Chinese invention of naval gunpowder was actually korean 

Later, Turtle ships were 3 story based with gunpowder, which was possible due to Kori naval tecniques as well as gunpowder tecniques

Kori ships were mainly han sun() made by lee won shik.  They were flat bottomed, and front and back had soft surface elevation effect.  And becasue they placed boulders in bottom position recovery even from 15 degrees were possible.  Also, they employed wooden pumps to take out water if it leaked.

Becasue of this naval supremacy, Kori was able to trade with Arabic nations, as well as its culture etc.  The word Korea came from Kori.

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  Quote Gubook Janggoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Aug-2004 at 13:25
Korea, got gunpowder from a Mongol General working for CHina, it did not invent gunpowder....but was probably one of the first to kill people with it as China's use for gunpowder was more psycological.  Also, Korea's ships at the time were some of the hardiest.
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  Quote hansioux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Aug-2004 at 02:50

Chinese people did invent guns and canons.  But the guns were used to shoot birds.  The guns were called (Niao Chung, Bird riffle)

Oh, yeah, Demon...  those Corean names you mentioned... actually just says "BID SHIP"... and "BIG CANON"...

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