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South Korea Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Listing for Ancient Bangudae Petroglyphs

South Korea Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Listing for Ancient Bangudae Petroglyphs

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean Cultural Heritage Administration has announced the submission of an application to inscribe the “Petroglyphs along the Bangucheon Stream” as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marking a significant milestone in the preservation and recognition of this historic asset that is seen as the pinnacle of prehistoric culture on [...]

S. Korea to Closely Review Japan’s UNESCO Registration Bid for Woodblock Prints of Tripitaka Koreana: Foreign Ministry

S. Korea to Closely Review Japan’s UNESCO Registration Bid for Woodblock Prints of Tripitaka Koreana: Foreign Ministry

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will thoroughly review Japan’s application for the listing of Buddhist scriptures, printed with ancient Korean Buddhist wooden printing blocks, on the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Memory of the World Register, the foreign ministry said Thursday. The move came as the Japanese government is pushing [...]

S. Korea’s Reforestation Records to be Submitted to UNESCO

S. Korea’s Reforestation Records to be Submitted to UNESCO

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The documentation that chronicles the process of green development in post-war South Korea’s ruins is set to be submitted for inclusion in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. The Korean National Commission for UNESCO on Thursday designated the government’s official reforestation records as the next submission candidate for the [...]

Documents on 2 Korean Civil Revolutions Inscribed on UNESCO Memory of World Register

Documents on 2 Korean Civil Revolutions Inscribed on UNESCO Memory of World Register

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s archival records related to two of the nation’s historic grassroots revolutions, which are seen to have contributed to the democratization of Korea, were added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register on Thursday, officials said. UNESCO approved the inscription of the archives of the April 19 Revolution, [...]

Gaya Tumuli Recommended for Inclusion on UNESCO World Heritage List

Gaya Tumuli Recommended for Inclusion on UNESCO World Heritage List

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gaya Tumuli, seven tomb clusters from Korea’s ancient Gaya confederacy, has been recommend for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list by an international advisory body, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said Thursday. The Gaya Tumuli was recommended for inscription during a meeting of the International Council on [...]

Japanese Government’s Historical Revisionism Sparks Concerns over Sado Mine’s UNESCO World Heritage Site Status

Japanese Government’s Historical Revisionism Sparks Concerns over Sado Mine’s UNESCO World Heritage Site Status

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Growing concerns are being raised over the Japanese government’s apparent “regression in historical awareness.” This issue was highlighted once again with the approval of elementary school textbooks that contain deteriorated descriptions of forced labor and Dokdo, which may pose a significant obstacle to future Korea-Japan relations. Another issue that [...]

Korean Mask Dance Added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Korean Mask Dance Added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The traditional Korean mask dance, or “talchum” in Korean, was inscribed onto a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list Wednesday. UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage decided to put “Talchum, Mask Dance Drama in the Republic of Korea” on the Representative List of the Intangible [...]