Taesil of King Seongjong1

Changgyeonggung Palace
Seoul, Korea

Here's something you don't see every day - the placental burial (taesil) of a king of Korea. So why would you bury a placenta? Perhaps from a feeling that the placental afterbirth is a "dead birth," that is somehow mysteriously connected with the baby's "live birth," and deserves burial honors accordingly.

1Seongjong of Joseon, 14691494. Changgyeonggung, his palace in Seoul, is currently (2016) under restoration.