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Researchers restore ancient smelting technology
May 29, 2015
Iron smelting was one of the most important skills held by ancient civilizations, and efforts to restore such methods are currently underway in Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). On May 27 and 28, the Jungwon National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage cond...


Feel the charm of Arabic culture, arts
May 29, 2015
Do the words "the Arab region" mean the same thing as "the Middle East"? Is there any difference between “Islam” and “Arab”?Answers to these questions can be found at the eighth Arab Cultural Festival that will take place from May 28 to June 23 in both Seoul and Busan. This annu...


Frida Kahlo exhibit comes to Korea for first time
May 28, 2015
"I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint," once said renowned Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) describing at the same time her suffering and passion for painting. Kahlo was born to a Hungarian German father and a mestizo mother...


Korean mountains via stamps: Jirisan Mountain
May 28, 2015
People who climb to the top of Cheongwangbok Peak, the highest point on Jirisan Mountain, are overwhelmed by the amazing view of the endless sea of clouds. Toward the west of the mountain's rocky wall there is an inscription engraved on the rock, "Cheonju," meaning, "a pillar hol...


New Zealand embraces Korean Cool
May 28, 2015
Half a day by plane from Korea, New Zealand is an island nation populated by only some four and a half million people. Nonetheless, here, too, Korean pop has been recently growing in popularity. The May 24 edition of the Sunday Star-Times published a special edition titled "How K...

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Celebrating and Understanding Korean Parents Day
May 28, 2015
I think the month of May is the Family Month. United Nations set May 15th as an International Parents Day, but it seems that day is not very familiar among world community as it commemoration didn’t echo around the globe. Koreans also considered May as “The Family Month”. “Becau...


Venezuela’s El Sistema flourishes in Korea
May 26, 2015
Children from less-privileged backgrounds, whose families may be at lower ends of the income spectrum, will now be able to map their dreams through their musical instruments. On May 27, members of the Orchestra of Dreams will perform at Marronnier Park along Daehangno St...

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It’s almost Buddha`s birthday!
May 26, 2015
Yeah, it’s almost Buddha’s birthday, one of Korea’s most important holidays! Prince Siddharta Gautama, later better known as Buddha, was born around 563 BCE in Lumbini which is now Nepal. His birthday is celebrated on the 8th day of the fourth month (according to the lunar calen...


Schubert’s story enshrined in letters, music
May 21, 2015
Solitude-stricken Franz Schubert (1797-1828) will be alive on the stage through his letters and music. The “Greatest Artists’ Letters: Schubert’s Solitude” concert will bring back the great musician and his story to audiences at the Theater Yong at the National Museum of...


Puccini, 'Cats' to entertain Daegu
May 21, 2015
Two special performances are on their way to entertain the eyes and ears of theater-goers in Daegu. First off, there's a new version of the world-famous opera “Gianni Schicchi,” this time with added theater elements. Cast members rehearse the upcoming Daegu show o...