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https://flic.kr/p/2oYv7L | 한글이 새겨진 백자 | 바닥에 '명동'이라는 한글이 새겨져있다.

https://flic.kr/p/2oYv7L | 한글이 새겨진 백자 | 바닥에 '명동'이라는 한글이 새겨져있다.

https://flic.kr/p/9KCxjr | Unusual Ancient Korean Celadon wares | The larger one to the right is unual in its shape. The smaller one is cute. Ancient Korean craftsmen usually produced it in much larger size for the trade with China. Both of these are supposed to be made during 13th century.

https://flic.kr/p/9KCxjr | Unusual Ancient Korean Celadon wares | The larger one to the right is unual in its shape. The smaller one is cute. Ancient Korean craftsmen usually produced it in much larger size for the trade with China. Both of these are supposed to be made during 13th century.

https://flic.kr/p/GjYHZ | Architecture in Korea | Ancient and contemporary architecture at the National Museum, Seoul

https://flic.kr/p/GjYHZ | Architecture in Korea | Ancient and contemporary architecture at the National Museum, Seoul

https://flic.kr/p/9ye9AD | Koguryeo ancestors 2 in 1 | This is the front view and rear view of the same statue. They depict male and female ancestors of ancient Koguryeo people. The hand gesture and touched down knee showed how submissive the female ancestor appeared to be. This is no surprise to anyone who knows Koguryeo mythology well. The male ancestor was Kogueyeo god who merried the lady after he turned her to become human from original status of a bear.

https://flic.kr/p/9ye9AD | Koguryeo ancestors 2 in 1 | This is the front view and rear view of the same statue. They depict male and female ancestors of ancient Koguryeo people. The hand gesture and touched down knee showed how submissive the female ancestor appeared to be. This is no surprise to anyone who knows Koguryeo mythology well. The male ancestor was Kogueyeo god who merried the lady after he turned her to become human from original status of a bear.

https://flic.kr/p/9bcwwT | Ancient Korean Jar

https://flic.kr/p/9bcwwT | Ancient Korean Jar

https://flic.kr/p/75wEqe | IMG_2348

https://flic.kr/p/75wEqe | IMG_2348

https://flic.kr/p/9newoj | So Happy

https://flic.kr/p/9newoj | So Happy

https://flic.kr/p/55gX4i | dragon

https://flic.kr/p/55gX4i | dragon

https://flic.kr/p/55gW5n | tiling

https://flic.kr/p/55gW5n | tiling

https://flic.kr/p/2oYuzo | 한글이 새겨진 백자

https://flic.kr/p/2oYuzo | 한글이 새겨진 백자

https://flic.kr/p/55m92E | Crown

https://flic.kr/p/55m92E | Crown

https://flic.kr/p/55maJ1 | gold?

https://flic.kr/p/55maJ1 | gold?

https://flic.kr/p/55gYFV | cup

https://flic.kr/p/55gYFV | cup

https://flic.kr/p/ng1iv | Old fan

https://flic.kr/p/ng1iv | Old fan

Taejo (r. 918-943 CE), previously known as Wang Geon or Wang Kon, was the founder and first king of the Goryeo (Koryo) kingdom which unified and ruled ancient Korea from 918 CE to 1392 CE. Wang Geon was given the posthumous title of Taejo meaning 'Great Founder.' His dynasty would oversee an unprecedented flourishing of Korean culture, and its name is the origin of modern Korea's English name.   (By Mark Cartwright) --AHE

Taejo of Goryeo

CE), previously known as Wang Geon or Wang Kon, was the founder and first king of the Goryeo (Koryo) kingdom which unified and ruled ancient.

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