Go Search Go Contents Go to bottom site map

Today in Korean history

2013/07/20 14:00

July 21

1817 -- Kim Jeong-hi, a renowned calligrapher and epigraphist of the Joseon Dynasty, deciphers the text on the Sunsu monument established by King Jinheung in 561.

The monument, built on Mount Bukhan in northern Seoul, praised the king for expanding his territory and marked the area as controlled by the Silla Dynasty. Many of the Chinese characters inscribed on the monument were difficult to read as they had deteriorated from weather and time.