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Three young girls play on the steps of a building. At the turn of the 20th century, Christian missionaries opened girls' schools, granting Korean women access to modern education for the first time. When the Korean Peninsula split in 1945, the North applied communist principles of gender equality, placing a particular emphasis on the participation of women in economic production -- an approach that is still taken today.


Re-creation of a Korean mail and plate armor, Joseon Dynasty. The Joseon Dynasty ruled over a united Korean Peninsula for more than 500 years, from the fall of the Goryeo Dynasty in 1392 through the Japanese Occupation of 1910.


Washington, D.C. - so many things to do with a family for free, such as seeing the #Korean War #monument

from ScienceDaily

First horned dinosaur from South Korea discovered

Scientists from South Korea, the United States and Japan analyzed fossil evidence found in South Korea and published research describing a new horned dinosaur. The newly identified genus, Koreaceratops hwaseongensis, lived about 103 million years ago during the late Early Cretaceous period. The specimen is the first ceratopsian dinosaur from the Korean peninsula. The partial skeleton includes a significant portion of the animal's backbone, hip bone, partial hind limbs and a nearly complete…


Hiking in Seoraksan National Park, South Korea


Japanese Oakblue - Arhopala japonica - is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. - It is found in Indochina, Japan, the Ryukyu Islands, the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan. - Wikipedia

44 | USS Ronald Reagan is underway off the coast of the Korean peninsula during exercise Invincible Spirit. | WATERS SURROUNDING THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct. 11, 2016) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is underway off the coast of the Korean peninsula during exercise Invincible Spirit. Invincible Spirit is a bilateral exercise conducted with the Republic of Korea Navy in the waters near the Korean Peninsula consisting of routine Carrier Strike…

The DMZ in Korea has some awesome wildlife - WTF fun facts


Admiral Yi Sun Shin (1545-1598) is perhaps Korea's best known national hero. This man was a bright spot for Korea during the dark years of J...


FYI: A lot of Korean people would be confused by this picture. It's not really common to separate the Korean peninsula like this. Some would be rather offended. There is a lot of inter-Korean tension and problems, but they still see themselves as one people. (You know, 'cause 60 years apart vs. 5,000 years together...)