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  • Kunyokgangsanmaenghokisangdo 
    2019-12-08 
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    Kunyokgangsanmaenghokisangdo From of old, Koreans called their country that abounds with the roses of sharon as a kunyokgangsan. Thekunyokgangsanmaenghokisangdo is a masterpiece which depicted the geographical features of Korea as an intrepid tiger. It was created in resistance to the Japane... 
  • Honilgangriryokdaegukdojido, First World Map in Korea 
    2019-12-03 
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    Honilgangriryokdaegukdojido,First World Map in Korea The Korean nation has created many praiseworthy cultural assets with excellent wisdom and talents during 5 000 years long history. It also made the first world map. In 1406 Ri Hoe, a civil officer of the feudal Joson dynasty, worked out a... 
  • Chomsongdae, Astronomical Observatory 
    2019-11-26 
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    Chomsongdae, Astronomical Observatory From of old, the Korean people called the structure for an astronomical observation and researches with observatory equipment as Chomsongdae. They began to observe astronomical and meteorological phenomena and record them already in the time of Ancient Jos... 
  • Korean Insam 
    2019-11-18 
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    Korean Insam Korean insam is widely known for long as a tonic giving longevity. The word insam was called after its shape of root which looks like a man. Those growing wild in mountains are called sansam and those cultivated insam. It is also called as "Koryo insam"being widely know... 
  • Sites of Latter Term of Old Stone Age Unearthed 
    2019-11-12 
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    Sites of Latter Term of Old Stone Age Unearthed Recently Korean archaeologists unearthed the sites of a hunting ground and stone tool-making ground belonging to the latter term of the Palaeolithic age (50 000-15 000 years before) in Sinphung-ri area, Sukchon County, South Phyongan Province. ... 
  • Chonggak Kimchi 
    2019-11-04 
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    Chonggak Kimchi Chonggak kimchi was originated from using still young radishes in the northern area around Pyongyang. To make it, radishes with leaves are pickled with salt before being mixed with various spices. It may be called as an origin of kimchi together with tongchimi (a kind of kimchi... 
  • Udometer 
    2019-10-29 
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    Udometer The udometer was invented in the time of the feudal Joson dynasty. The amount of rainfall had been measured in the preceding Koryo time too, but till the early feudal Joson dynasty it was done in a way of measuring the depth of rain permeated in the soil. However, it was not correct b... 
  • A white-bellied black woodpecker (Doryocopus javaensis) 
    2019-10-29 
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    A white-bellied black woodpecker (Doryocopus javaensis) A white-bellied black woodpecker is a bird of all seasons belonging to woodpecker family. Its body is about 45 cm as big as a Korean magpie. It resembles a black woodpecker, but is easily distinguished from other woodpeckers for the whi... 
  • Anguk Temple 
    2019-10-15 
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    Anguk Temple Anguk Temple located in the Ponghak-dong, Phyongsong City, South Phyongan Province of the DPR Korea is one of the old Buddhist temples, which was completed for more than 20 years in the Koguryo time (B.C.277-A.D.668). By the old records the temple had been a large-sized temple c... 
  • Invention of Explosive Powder in Koryo Time 
    2019-10-15 
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    Invention of Explosive Powder in Koryo Time Gunpowder was invented by Choe Mu Son (1326-1395) in the Koryo time (918-1392). A man of strong patriotism and spirit of inquiry, he thought that the gunpowder would have the most powerful effect in annihilating the Japanese pirates ceaselessly sneaki... 
  • Noted Mountain of Korea (1) - Mt Paektu, Sublime Mountain of Revolution and World-known Mountain 
    2019-10-07 
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    Noted Mountain of Korea (1) Mt Paektu, Sublime Mountain of Revolution and World-known Mountain The holy mountain Mt Paektu soaring above clouds heading the numerous mountain ranges of the Korean peninsula is spectacular for its magnificence, long history and mysterious mountain-scape. All... 
  • Ssirum (Korean wrestling) 
    2019-09-19 
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    Ssirum (Korean wrestling) The piece was drawn by Kim Hong Do (1745-?), a Korean master artist of 18th century. The picture depicts a remarkable scene of ssirum and the simple and optimistic mode of life of the Koreans at the time with a graphic stroke. In fact the ssirum is one of old Korea... 
  • Taedonggang Culture (6) - Dolmen Graves 
    2019-09-16 
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    Taedonggang Culture (6) - Dolmen Graves - Dolmens graves are typical graves of the people of ancient Korean state. Dolmens are consisted of a stone coffin made with whole slabs and pieces of stone on the surface or half underground, capped with a 5 to 6 ton, even scores of ton-heavy large sla... 
  • Hunminjongum (Korean Alphabet) 
    2019-09-11 
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    Hunminjongum (Korean Alphabet) Invented in 1444, Hunminjongum, or Correct Sounds to Educate thePeople, is the letters peculiar to the Korean nation. On October 1, 1997, UNESCO designated Hunminjongum as an asset of the world. From 1998 to late 2002 it undertook a study to select the most appr... 
  • Chusok, Harvest Moon Day 
    2019-09-11 
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    Chusok, Harvest Moon Day Chusok falls on 15th day of the eighth lunar month. This folk holiday was the most festive day within the year in Korea. On the day they celebrate a bumper crop while preparing a full scale harvest of the new crop. Jubilation onchusok Koreans began to celebrate... 
  • Koryo porcelain 
    2019-09-04 
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    Koryo porcelain The Koryo porcelain represents the industrial arts of the Koryo period (918-1392) and takes a prominent position in the annals of the world medieval industrial arts. It is a valuable cultural asset testifying the outstanding artistic talents and high scientific and technologica... 
  • Taedonggang Culture (5) - Sungnisan Man 
    2019-08-29 
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    Taedonggang Culture (5) - Sungnisan Man - Fossil of lower jaw Sungnisan Man of SungnisanMan (Sculptural reproduction) The Sungnisan Man is a fossil of a Neolithic man unearthed in Juche 61 (1972) in a cave in Mt. Sungni, Tokchon City... 
  • Taedonggang Culture (4) - “Mandal Man” 
    2019-08-16 
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    Taedonggang Culture (4) -“Mandal Man”- “Mandal Man” is a human fossil in the stage of the Neolithic man unearthed in the Mandal Cave situated in the Sungho County, North Hwanghae Province in the DPR Korea. It is a valuable human fossil in the study of anthropology. Di... 
  • Mausoleum of King Tongmyong 
    2019-08-05 
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    Mausoleum of King Tongmyong The Mausoleum of King Tognmyong is located in Ryongsan-ri, Ryokpho District, Pyongyang, capital of the DPRK. The mausoleum is the grave of King Tongmyong (Ko Jumong) founding father of Koguryo (B.C. 277-A.D.668), the first feudal and powerful state in the history ... 
  • "Tonguibogam" 
    2019-07-31 
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    "Tonguibogam" The Korean people long continued to develop their traditional medicine conforming to their physical constitution and conditions of their country and published many medical books compiling it. The "Tonguibogam" is one of the three Koryo medical classics with ... 
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