Saturday, October 16, 2021
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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...
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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...
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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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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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Koreans’ lives, thoughts shown through colors

“The sky, land, humans, all creatures, and nature each have their own colors. So do clothes, objects and paintings. But for what reason do...

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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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...

Unsung Hero of Korea’s Independence – George Lewis Shaw

By Jeon Han Photos = The Independence Hall of Korea Illustration = Manus Eugune A trading company in Andong (now Dandong), China, holds a distinctive place in the...
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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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Books highlight Korea, US missionary bonds

The Hoesangjeon Hall at Gyeonghuigung Palace is considered to be a rare structure that shows the original appearance of buildings before being damaged 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

Expert blasts Harvard professor’s denial of ‘comfort women’s’ plight

Yuji Hosaka, a professor of political science at Sejong University in Seoul, blasted Harvard Law School professor J. Mark Ramseyer's paper on "comfort women,"...

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