Saturday, January 29, 2022
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Canopic jars come to Seoul

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,...
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Bronze Age relics unearthed in Gangwon-do

Bronze artifacts, some of the oldest ever found on the Korean Peninsula, have been excavated in Jeongseon-gun County in Gangwon-do Province. The Cultural Heritage Administration...
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Tomb of Joseon princess discovered

The original burial site of Princess Hwahyeop, daughter of 21st Joseon monarch King Yeongjo, was rediscovered in August 2015 in Sampae-dong, Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do Province....
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Wooden tablets uncover ruling power of Silla

A four-sided wooden plaque found at the Seongsansanseong Fortress in Haman-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, bears a report from a village governor to the central...
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Finding the right word for Jeju’s historic tragedy

A baekbi, a blank memorial stone, lies in Exhibition Hall 1 at the Jeju 4.3 Peace Park. Its description says, 'Someday, this stone will be...
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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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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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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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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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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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Joseon royal rituals published as book

The National Gugak Center has now published records of royal Joseon rituals and banquets, courtesy of the British Library. (National Gugak Center) By Min Yea-Ji and Yoon Jihye Records...
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National Museum displays ancient Egyptian artifacts

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...
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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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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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K-pop star brings Baekje to the world

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...
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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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New books published on Joseon, North Korean cultural heritage

On Jan. 5, the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage publishes a catalogue of North Korean publications on archeological research (left) (북한 정기간행물 고고학...
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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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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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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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