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Joseon Dynasty artifacts unearthed in Korea

A collection of historical treasures which date back to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) have been unearthed in Seoul, Korea.

Researchers have uncovered a handful of historical treasures next to the press building, many of which date back several hundred years to the time of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

This past June, Shin Suk-jeong, the director of the Korea Cultural Properties Investigation & Research Institute Association, carried out an excavation at the site and found many artifacts, including large arrowheads, European cannon parts and other weapons that required gunpowder.

These finds are considered very valuable to the study of Korean firearms history and could shed more light on how and when these weapons were used.

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