France Returns Rare Korean Books After 145 Years

Posted by admin on Apr 14, 2011

France Thursday sent back a shipment of ancient Korean royal books, 145 years after its troops looted them during a retaliatory raid on an island west of Seoul.

Two shipping containers carrying 75 volumes of “Uigue,” illustrated manuals on royal protocol written during the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910), arrived at Incheon airport after being released by the National Library of France.

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