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GOOD NEWS FROM NORTH KOREA

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Monuments from North Korea’s medieval city of Kaesong were recently granted World Heritage status by UNESCO. Twelve monuments including tombs, fortress walls, and a 700 year old school at Kaesong were included. Kaesong, called Songdo while it was  the capital of Korea under the Koryo dynasty (918-1392) is close to the border  with South Korea. Koryo artists are famous for their  celadon and sanggam – inlay technique where  the designs are carved or stamped in the body and a slip of contrasting color is applied.

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I found this photo of royal tombs of the Koryo dynasty but do not know if these tombs  are  part of the World Heritage monuments.

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Cheers,

Elisabeth and Natasha

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