Friday, April 20, 2018
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 the bier that, in the past, held the monarch's corpse, at Dano Park in Gangneung,...
Korean athletes enter the stadium for the Opening Ceremony at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. This photo is just one of the items on display at the special exhibition 'Korean Sports, A History Written in Sweat'...
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. 11. The event commemorates the 120th anniversary of the proclamation of the Korean Empire. By Kim Young...
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. They are in Korea on a week-long workshop for U.S. educators organized by the Ministry...
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 of period clothing, paintings, publications and photographs, all about the evolution of buttons. By Lee Hana Photos...
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 Eun-young and Kim Young Shin Photos = Gongju-si City Government The Gongsanseong Fortress (공산성, 公山城) and...
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...

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