U.S. May Return Korean Royal Seal.

21 Sep 2013 11:26 AM | Anonymous

U.S. May Return Korean Royal Seal

      By Jeyup S Kwaak

The U.S. may return another Korean national treasure to its home country, marking a potential victory for South Korean activists working for the repatriation of cultural heritage lost during the Korean War.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art said Friday that it has found sufficient evidence to believe the turtle-shaped Korean royal seal that dates from the late 16th or 17th century was “illegally removed” from its original site in South Korea.

South Korea has maintained some soldiers looted national treasures during the 1950-1953 Korean War, including the seal that was originally ensconced at the Jongmyo royal shrine in Seoul.


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