Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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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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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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New section of Gyeongbokgung to be restored

A traditional ceremony where people harden the earth before construction, a jigyeong dajigi, takes place during a ceremony that marks the beginning of restoration...
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Journey back to the Neolithic Age

Stone arrowheads are one of the major hunting tools from the Neolithic Age. Neolithic people built wooden boats to get access to marine resources. Pictured...
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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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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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A journey through Buddhist history: from Gandhara to Silla

The ‘Preaching Buddha’ is from South Asia's Kushan period, between the 100s and 200s. Buddhist sculptures from across Asia are set to be spotlighted at...
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Flag photos are on display in the capital’s heart

A Taegeukgi owned by a soldier from the Korean Liberation Army, Moon Eung-myeong, is on display at a photo exhibition currently underway at Gwanghwamun...
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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...
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Shanhai Pass defines boundary between Korean and Chinese history

"The Old Dragon's Head (Lao Long Tou, 老龙头) is the easternmost end of the Great Wall (長城)." It is located in Qinhuangdao City (秦皇島市), Hebei...
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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...
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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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70 years of history seen through life of common people

A special exhibition will highlight modern Korean history by telling the stories of common people's lives in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Korean...
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Traces of ancient life seen through relics

An ongoing exhibit of artifacts and ruins found in the Jeolla provinces allows us a peek into ancient history. The "New Discovery in Excavation Sites...
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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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Royal tombs: places to reflect on history, relax

Joseon's royal tombs belong to the kings, queens and family members of the dynasty (1392-1910). As a whole, they were enlisted as UNESCO World...
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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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Take a peek into ancient people’s minds

Visitors admire the 'Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and Bokjangmul' produced in the 13th century during Goryeo times, during a press opening for the 'Devout Patrons of...
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History lives on in Bujang-ri

In 2004, a series of ancient tombs and relics were excavated in the small village of Bujang-ri, in Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), when...

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