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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...

Japan using history-distorting exhibit to revive military: scholar

Sejong University professor Yuji Hosaka (right) and author Han Soosan (left), who wrote the novel "Gunhamdo (Battleship Island)," held a talk on June 29 under the...
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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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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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National Museum offers peek into ancient Egyptian lives

The National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu District, Seoul, is currently hosting an exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts, on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. A...
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Treasures from ancient Chinese wreck on exhibit in Korea

An ancient trading ship called the Nan’ao No. 1 sank near Nan’ao Island off the coast of Guandong Province in southern China during the...
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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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Joseon palaces meld philosophy, architecture, Confucianism

A museum visitor appreciates the articles on exhibition at the National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul on Dec. 7. The special exhibition ‘Timeless...
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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....

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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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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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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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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‘Korean history teaches US highschoolers meaning of life’

Social science and history teachers from the U.S. take a look at ancient Korean artifacts at the National Museum of History on July 24....

Joseon-era public bathroom with sewage facility found at Seoul palace

A public restroom with a sanitation system and built 150 years ago was excavated at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. By Yoon Hee Young Photos = Ganghwa National Research Institute of...
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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...

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,...

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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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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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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