Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Hangeul letters revive voices from the past

“Did you have a pleasant and peaceful rest throughout the night last night? I told you yesterday to come back to the palace by...
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Exhibition highlights knowledge, wisdom of seniors

Farmer Yim Dae-gyu looks at his collection of records and old calendars. Yim has been keeping detailed records of his daily routine and a...
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Women’s lives in the Joseon court

The formal red wonsam dress, the hongwonsam, was worn by the crown princess during various Joseon court ceremonies. The photo shows the dress worn...

Seoul exhibition honors 1,100 years of Goryeo Dynasty artworks

The 12th-century “Gilt-silver Ewer with Basin” from the Goryeo Dynasty, owned by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, is part of the exhibition “Goryeo:...
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A glimpse into the world of ancient boats, ships

A special exhibition has opened its doors inviting visitors to witness a chronicle of boats and vessels throughout ancient history from all around the...
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Science reveals secrets of ancient crown

A gold crown decorated with three phoenixes was excavated in the Noseo-dong neighborhood of Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province), in 1926. At the time,...
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Korea marks 107th anniversary of An Jung-geun’s ‘patriotic deed’

Independence activist An Jung-geun (1879-1910) shot Hirobumi Ito (1841-1909), the first Japanese resident-general in Korea, on Oct. 26, 1909. On Oct. 26, 1909 -- 107...
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Shanhai Pass defines boundary between Korean and Chinese history

"The Old Dragon's Head (Lao Long Tou, 老龙头) is the easternmost end of the Great Wall (長城)." It is located in Qinhuangdao City (秦皇島市), Hebei...

Unsung Hero of Korea’s Independence – George Lewis Shaw

By Jeon Han Photos = The Independence Hall of Korea Illustration = Manus Eugune A trading company in Andong (now Dandong), China, holds a distinctive place in the...
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Paleolithic artifacts discovered in Gyeonggi-do

Traces of human existence dating back to prehistoric times have been found in Yeoncheon-gun County, Gyeonggi-do Province. The area is home to numerous prehistoric...
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Symposium discusses future of National Museum of Korea

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Korea at its current location in Yongsan-gu District, central Seoul....
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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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Korean, Chinese students work together on history

A Korean and a Chinese student, both studying at Peking University in Beijing, have been honored with the grand prize in the “Thesis Contest...

Fighting injustice with the pen

By Jeon Han Photos = Jeon Han Illustration = Manus Eugune "I might die but let The Daehan Maeil Sinbo (The Korea Daily News, now The Seoul Sinmun) remain to save...
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Report on royal Joseon tombs now completely published

A comprehensive academic report on Joseon royal tombs, designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites, has now been fully published. The report, published serially in nine...
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History lives on in Bujang-ri

In 2004, a series of ancient tombs and relics were excavated in the small village of Bujang-ri, in Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), when...
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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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Flag photos are on display in the capital’s heart

A Taegeukgi owned by a soldier from the Korean Liberation Army, Moon Eung-myeong, is on display at a photo exhibition currently underway at Gwanghwamun...
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Exhibition traces history of Balhae, Goryeo

Journey back through time at a special exhibition currently underway in Seoul and retrace the ancient history of two long-ago Korean kingdoms: Balhae (A.D....
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Take a peek into ancient people’s minds

Visitors admire the 'Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and Bokjangmul' produced in the 13th century during Goryeo times, during a press opening for the 'Devout Patrons of...

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