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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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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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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...

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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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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Yu Gwan-sun: a hero for today, a hero for independence

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...
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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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Nulji of Silla (눌지 마립간, 訥祗 麻立干) (r. 417-458)

Nulji brought home two brothers who had been sent into tributary-exile, made temporary peace with the rising Goguryo power, and solidified his family's patrilineal...

English-language paper rebuts Ramseyer’s false claim on ‘comfort women’

Sejong University professor Yuji Hosaka (pictured) has published a paper to rebut the claims of J. Mark Ramseyer, a professor at Harvard Law School,...
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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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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...

Talk to discuss history distortion by Japan’s info center

Sejong University professor Yuji Hosaka, an expert on Korea-Japan relations, and author Han Soosan, who wrote the novel "Gunhamdo (Battleship Island)," will hold a talk on the history...
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Thoughts, lives of ancient China shown through household items, crafts

The National Museum of Korea is hosting the thematic exhibition Craftworks and Daily Life in Ancient China from Nov. 22 to March 12, 2017....
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Tombs reveal ancient construction techniques

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...
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Mummies show wealth of the ancients

Mummy cartonnages and masks were compulsory items for ancient Egyptian funerals. The details and components of the cartonnage (above) show that it belonged to...
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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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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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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...

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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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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