Medieval and Early Modern History
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The Medieval and Early Modern History section displays historical and cultural items from the Goryeo Dynasty(918-1392), Joseon Dynasty(1392-1897), and Korean Empire (1897-1910), tracing the events, conflicts, and achievements that marked the three most significant periods of Korea's national development.
Exhibition Scale 4,401.59㎡
This hall is designed to explore three themes: the culture of the Goryeo Dynasty, in the capital, Gaegyeong, and the outlying regions, and the life of Goryeo’s people. The section on the culture of Gaegyeong displays a variety of relics related to Manwoldae, which was the location of Goryeo’s royal palace, as well as the royal families, government officials, state rituals, and elaborate and refined artworks that demonstrate the advanced aesthetic sense of Goryeo-era aristocrats. The section on regional culture shows the unique features of provincial bureaucratic systems and regional arts and culture through artifacts such as iron Buddha statues and pottery workshops in specially-organized provincial community units. The section on the lives of Goryeo’s people sheds light on their culinary culture, the lives of women, and the daily lives of the people.