New Scientific Revelations about the Gold Crown from Seobongchong Tomb

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New Scientific Revelations about the Gold Crown from Seobongchong Tomb

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National Museum of Korea, Seoul

The National Museum of Korea presented until 21 June 2015 the special exhibition « New Scientific Revelations about the Gold Crown from Seobongchong Tomb », shedding new light on one of Korea’s most sublime artifacts: gold crown. Seobongchong Tomb in Gyeongju, constructed by the people of Silla, was initially investigated in 1926. The excavation uncovered a gold crown with a very unique feature: a phoenix decoration on the top. The displays provided an in-depth explanation of the scientific principles involved in the production of Silla gold crowns.


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