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Special exhibit held on Korean War
Jun 26, 2014
This year marks the 64th anniversary since the Korean War (1950-1953). In honor of the anniversary, the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History is holding a special exhibition titled “Flowers Blooming in the War." The exhibit is composed of three parts and will run from Ju...

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Second Joseon fortress named UNESCO World Heritage site
Jun 26, 2014
Namhansanseong, the mountain fortress located 30 kilometers south of Seoul in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. On June 22, the World Heritage Committee decided to grant World Heritage status to the mountain fortress durin...

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Festival brings together Korean, Polish culture
Jun 25, 2014
Starting early in the morning on June 21, the Agricola Park in Warsaw was crowded with people. They were there waiting for the Korea Festival 2014. Festival goers sample Korean delicacies during the Korea Festival 2014, on June 21 in Warsaw. (photo courtesy of the Korean Cult...

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Korean fashion showcased in Florence
Jun 25, 2014
Korean clothing designers grabbed attention in Italy, the trendsetter in the world of high fashion. Seven designers, including Hong Sung-wan, Lee Ju-young and Ko Tae-yong, took part in the Pitti Uomo, a menswear trade show held from June 17 to June 20, and showed off the newest t...

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Paleolithic relics point to numeric concepts
Jun 25, 2014
Some 15,000 archeological artifacts from the Upper Paleolithic Age (c. 40,000 B.C.-c. 10,000 B.C.) have been recently unearthed during excavation work around the Namhangang River in Danyang County, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). The historical investigation h...

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Worldwide Korea Bloggers 2014
Jun 25, 2014
  This year the Worldwide Korea Bloggers welcoming dinner was held at the National museum of Korea (Ichon station /이촌역 line 4, exit 2) What a beautiful location!   I love the clash between nature/ traditional buildings and the city. It had been a warm and rainy d...

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Korean novels in English: ‘A Sketch of The Fading Sun’
Jun 24, 2014
One of the most lauded novelists in Korean literature is writer Park Wan-suh. Park has long been praised for many of her works, writings that are considered to have opened a new chapter in Korean literature. Specifically, many of her works are themed on the division of Korea, bas...

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea
Jun 24, 2014
*This is the fifth part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Moving the raw pottery The finished raw pottery needs to be moved from the potter's wheel to the kiln for drying. It takes caution and proper equipment to move because it can easily be...

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Diplomatic community visits UNESCO heritage sites
Jun 24, 2014
Every important life event experienced by a king during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), from being born and getting married all the way through to rising to the throne and, finally, passing away, was honored and remembered with a national celebration. These milestones throughout ...

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Ancient Goryeo garden, pond unearthed
Jun 23, 2014
The large ruins of a pond and a garden from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) have been discovered at Silsangsa Temple in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). This is the first time that a Goryeo garden facility has been found in good condition. According to the Cultural Her...