Saturday, October 16, 2021
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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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70 years of history seen through life of common people

A special exhibition will highlight modern Korean history by telling the stories of common people's lives in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Korean...

Former Japanese prime minister kneels in front of survivors of atomic bombing

Former Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama, on his knees, offers words of consolation to the surviving victims of atomic bombings at Hapcheon, Gyeongsangnam-do province. By Kim...
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New section of Gyeongbokgung to be restored

A traditional ceremony where people harden the earth before construction, a jigyeong dajigi, takes place during a ceremony that marks the beginning of restoration...
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Gaya’s ‘time capsules,’ the Malisan tumuli to be shared worldwide

The Korean Peninsula was in the middle of all-out war in the year A.D. 400. King Gwanggaeto (r. 391-413) of Goguryeo, a figure remembered...
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Exhibition explores origin of Hangeul fonts

An exhibition introduces the original plates from a matrix engraving machine, a typeface matrix and a type cater machine, all of which were used...
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Baekje castles, palaces reborn as World Heritage sites

The relics and ruins of the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.-A.D. 660) have now been enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The decision on the designation...

Korean relics displayed at Saudi Arabia’s National Museum of Riyadh

The exhibition “The Enchanting Journey to Korean Civilization” is being held at the National Museum of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia through March 7, 2019. By Kim...
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Joseon king celebrates mother’s birthday

King Jeongjo (1752-1800) was the 22nd Joseon monarch and was a filial son who loved his father. He had a tough childhood because his...
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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...

Memorabilia of freedom fighters from 1919 on display at former prison

Seodaemun Prison History Hall in Seoul is holding through April 21 an exhibition featuring Korean independence fighters who lived a hundred years ago under...
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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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