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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....
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Unbuttoning French sartorial history from 18th to 20th century

A special exhibit at the National Museum of Korea titled 'Unbuttoning French Fashion From the 18th to the 20th Century' showcases some 1,800 pieces...
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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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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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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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Tomb relics hint at ancient rites

Tomb No. 518, one of the ancient tombs unearthed in Jisan-dong, Goryeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, consists of a main chamber and five additional chambers, presumably...
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Eulji Mundeok (을지문덕, 乙支文德) (c. 550-c. 620)

Eulji Mundeok (을지문덕, 乙支文德) (c. 550-c. 620) A symbol today of a "just war" or "righteous defense," Eulji Mundeok was an almost-mythical Goguryeo general who...
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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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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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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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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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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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China in Korean history: A look into Joseon royalty at the Donggwanwangmyo shrine

Donggwanwangmyo Shrine (동관왕묘) is dedicated to the Chinese general Guan Yu (관우, 關羽) (d. 220), who played a major role in establishing the 3rd...
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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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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...
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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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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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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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Korean history through iron pots uncovered on seabed

Cheoljeong (철정, 鐵鼎), found in the waters of Mado Island, Taean-gun County, Chungcheongnam-do Province, is an iron pot with legs used in Goryeo Dynasty...
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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...

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