Thursday, October 18, 2018
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When South and North meet: turning points in a divided history

Kim Yo Jong (left), first vice director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), shakes hands with President Moon Jae-in...
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Finding the right word for Jeju’s historic tragedy

A baekbi, a blank memorial stone, lies in Exhibition Hall 1 at the Jeju 4.3 Peace Park. Its description says, 'Someday, this stone will be...
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Joseon royal rituals published as book

The National Gugak Center has now published records of royal Joseon rituals and banquets, courtesy of the British Library. (National Gugak Center) By Min Yea-Ji and Yoon Jihye Records...
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NYT honors Yu Gwan-sun, March 1st patriot

The New York Times honors Yu Gwan-sun (1902-1920) in an article titled 'Yu Gwan-sun, a Korean Independence Activist Who Defied Japanese Rule' on March...
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President Moon regrets unfortunate history between Korea, Vietnam

President Moon Jae-in pays his respects at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of the Vietnamese revolutionary leader, in Hanoi on...
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Olympic host city reenacts royal funeral

Participants in a street parade perform a reenactment of the royal funeral for Joseon’s sixth monarch, King Danjong (단종, 端宗) (r. 1452-1455). They carry...
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A history written in sweat, the past and present of Korean sports

Korean athletes enter the stadium for the Opening Ceremony at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. This photo is just one of...
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Korean imperial banquet reenacted after 110 years

A reenactment of a Korean royal imperial banquet from the Korean Empire (1897-1910) takes place at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul on Oct....
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‘Korean history teaches US highschoolers meaning of life’

Social science and history teachers from the U.S. take a look at ancient Korean artifacts at the National Museum of History on July 24....
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Unbuttoning French sartorial history from 18th to 20th century

A special exhibit at the National Museum of Korea titled 'Unbuttoning French Fashion From the 18th to the 20th Century' showcases some 1,800 pieces...
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K-pop star brings Baekje to the world

The Gongsanseong Fortress is a historic site in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do Province, that was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in July 2015. By Kim...
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Tombs reveal ancient construction techniques

Ancient tombs in Yeonsan-dong, Busan, consist of a line of 18 graves located along the top ridge of Baesan Mountain. There are some 1,000...
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Yu Gwan-sun: a hero for today, a hero for independence

Have you ever heard about the 18-year-old young woman named Yu Gwan-sun (유관순, 柳寬順) (1902-1920)? Yu Gwan-sun was an organiser of the March 1 Movement...
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Tomb relics hint at ancient rites

Tomb No. 518, one of the ancient tombs unearthed in Jisan-dong, Goryeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, consists of a main chamber and five additional chambers, presumably...
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Eulji Mundeok (을지문덕, 乙支文德) (c. 550-c. 620)

Eulji Mundeok (을지문덕, 乙支文德) (c. 550-c. 620) A symbol today of a "just war" or "righteous defense," Eulji Mundeok was an almost-mythical Goguryeo general who...
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National Museum offers peek into ancient Egyptian lives

The National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu District, Seoul, is currently hosting an exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts, on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. A...
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National Museum displays ancient Egyptian artifacts

The National Museum of Korea, located in Yongsan-gu District, central Seoul, is continuing with its exhibit of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Shabties were included in many...
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Seong of Baekje, the Holy King (성왕, 聖王)

Seong of Baekje, the Holy King (성왕, 聖王) (r. 523-554) Seong was instrumental in the Baekje resurgence and in founding its new capital. He made...
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Books highlight Korea, US missionary bonds

The Hoesangjeon Hall at Gyeonghuigung Palace is considered to be a rare structure that shows the original appearance of buildings before being damaged by...
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Mummies show wealth of the ancients

Mummy cartonnages and masks were compulsory items for ancient Egyptian funerals. The details and components of the cartonnage (above) show that it belonged to...

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