Saturday, July 4, 2020
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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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A journey through Buddhist history: from Gandhara to Silla

The ‘Preaching Buddha’ is from South Asia's Kushan period, between the 100s and 200s. Buddhist sculptures from across Asia are set to be spotlighted at...
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Care and love across time

Hemp cord sandals, or mituri, are from the Joseon Dynasty. Hemp, made of linen shells, was used in everyday life. The mituri in the...
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‘Sexual enslavement is a crime against humanity’

"In July 1941, a group of Imperial Japanese soldiers carried out a military drill with the Soviet Union as their imaginary enemy. Yoshijiro Umezu...
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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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Baekje historic sites become UNESCO treasures

A ceremony to commemorate the designation of the Baekje Historic Areas as UNESCO World Heritage sites was held on Sept. 22 at the site...
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Gold earrings of King Muryeong and his queen

A pair of gold earrings, 8.3 centimeters long and believed to have been worn by King Muryeong himself, was found in the tomb of...
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Royal tombs: places to reflect on history, relax

Joseon's royal tombs belong to the kings, queens and family members of the dynasty (1392-1910). As a whole, they were enlisted as UNESCO World...
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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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Travel back in time through Buddhist sculpture

Visitors take photos of two pensive bodhisattvas at the special 'Masterpieces of Early Buddhist Sculpture, 100 B.C.-A.D. 700' exhibition on Sept. 24. From Gandhara to...
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Through the archives: the ‘Miracle on the Han’

In this picture from 1970, officials from the IBRD visit a factory where train engines are being built. On Aug. 23, the National Archives...
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300 years of Joseon royal tombs at a glance: Seooreung

The Joseon royal tombs include the tombs of royal family members throughout the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). These tombs were listed as UNESCO World Heritage...
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Korea’s first US travel essay now published in modern Korean

The 'Misokseubyu' (미속습유, 美俗拾遺) is part of the 'Jukcheongo' (죽천고, 竹泉稿), a collection of literary works put together by Korea’s first minister plenipotentiary to...
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Praying for peace, good harvest

On the morning of Oct. 4, a reenactment of the Sajikdaeje rites takes place at the Sajik Altar. The rites are performed in the...
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Princess’s wedding, married life shown in Hangeul letters

In a letter to her son-in-law Yun Eui-seon and which uses the Hangeul alphabet, Queen Sunwon asks about health of her daughter, Princess Deogon....
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Traces of ancient life seen through relics

An ongoing exhibit of artifacts and ruins found in the Jeolla provinces allows us a peek into ancient history. The "New Discovery in Excavation Sites...

Non-Korean fought for Korean independence

Frank William Schofield is one of the non-Korean supporters of Korea’s independence. (Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs) By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Young Shin Korea’s Gwangbokjeol Liberation Day (광복절)...
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Journey back to the Neolithic Age

Stone arrowheads are one of the major hunting tools from the Neolithic Age. Neolithic people built wooden boats to get access to marine resources. Pictured...
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Nation of golden sword resurrected after 1,500 years

In 1985, the decision was made to build a dam on the Hwanggang River in Hapcheon-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), in the southern...
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Rites to honor earth, harvest gods

The Sajikdaeje rites are performed at the Sajik Altar in Seoul on Sept. 24. The rites were performed during Joseon times to pray for...

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