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 burial sites in total spread across the adjoining hills.The ancient burial sites in Yeonsan-dong, Busan,...
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 in 1919. The anniversary of this movement is still celebrated in Korea annually on March...
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 for people buried with the owner of the tomb.Relics that give clues about ancient funeral...
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 in A.D. 612 played a decisive role in a great military victory, or defeat, depending...
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 statuette (above) from Egypt's Middle Kingdom (2050 B.C.-1800 B.C.) shows the deceased, a person named...
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 ancient Egyptian tombs, representing an agricultural worker in the afterlife to help the noble.They were...
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 Buddhism the official state religion and reigned over the glory days of Baekje. However, after...
The Hoesangjeon Hall at Gyeonghuigung Palace is considered to be a rare structure that shows the original appearance of buildings before being damaged by Japanese forces. The photo is one recently donated by Priscilla Welbon Ewy of the U.S.A...
Mummy cartonnages and masks were compulsory items for ancient Egyptian funerals. The details and components of the cartonnage (above) show that it belonged to an upper-class woman. Her hair and robes are elaborately described, the eyes are inlaid with...
Donggwanwangmyo Shrine (동관왕묘) is dedicated to the Chinese general Guan Yu (관우, 關羽) (d. 220), who played a major role in establishing the 3rd century Chinese state of Shu Han during China's Three Kingdoms period. A statue of the...
Canopic jars and lids are made of limestone and date back to ancient Egypt's 26th Dynasty (664 B.C.-525 B.C.).Canopic jars stored the stomach, intestines, lungs and livers of the mummies. The heart was left inside the body because ancient...
Nulji brought home two brothers who had been sent into tributary-exile, made temporary peace with the rising Goguryo power, and solidified his family's patrilineal place on the Silla throne. No statue of him exists and his tomb has yet...

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