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  • Namgyong Archaeological Remains

    Korea has many valuable historic remains showing the long history of the nation, of which the Namgyong Archaeological Remains are sites of houses. The Namgyong Remains were uncovered in Samsok…

  • Unearthed Remains and Relics of the Koryo Dynasty

    The site of the ancient Kwangbok Temple has been recently unearthed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Researchers of the Archaeological Institute under the Academy of Social Sciences found…

  • Udometer

    Udometer is a rainfall measuring instrument invented and used during the Joson Feudal Dynasty. In Korea the rainfall was measured also during the Koryo Dynasty, a feudal state which existed…

  • Koryo, First Unified State of Korean Nation

    Koryo (June 918-1392) founded by Wang Kon was the first unified state of the Korean nation.

  • Kim Si Sup and His Collection of Short Stories “Kumo Myths”

    Kim Si Sup is a writer and philosopher who was active in the 15th century. From his childhood he wrote good poems and so he was called a “wonder boy”….

  • World’s First Metal Type

    The first metal type of the world belongs to the creation of the Korean nation. It is associated with the history and culture of Koryo, the first unified state of Korea. Article by Ri Yong Sik, PhD in History.

  • Excellence of Hunminjongum

    Hunminjongum is a unique Korean alphabet created in January 1444. At that time, it had 28 main characters including 17 consonants and 11 vowels. Hunminjongum means “correct pronunciation for teaching…

  • Territorial Unification by Koryo

    Koryo is a feudal state which existed between 918 and 1392 in the Korean history. The capital was Kaesong today. The founder was Wang Kon. He named his country Koryo…

  • Ri Sun Sin

    Ri Sun Sin (1545-1598) was a patriotic general who built Kobukson, or turtle ship, the first armored battleship in the world, and crushed the Japanese invaders. In the naval battle off…

  • Loach Soup, Special Food of Kaesong City​

    Loach soup boiled with bean curd is known as one of special foods of Kaesong City. Loach is rich in protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A and many other nutrients. For…

  • Historical Roots of the Workers’ Party of Korea

    An article by Ro Myong Sim October 17 this year is the 90th birthday of the Down-with-Imperialism Union (DIU). The DIU was formed with the young communists of the new…

  • Pongsan Mask Dance

    Pongsan mask dance, one of the folk dances in Korea, is famous in Pongsan area of North Hwanghae Province. The mask dance has its origin in music and dance played…

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