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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Seoul, Seoul (special city), South Korea en_US
dc.coverage.temporal begun 1395 (creation); rebuilt 1990-2029 (restoration) en_US
dc.creator T’aejo, King of Korea en_US
dc.date 1395 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-01T18:40:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-01T18:40:32Z
dc.date.issued 1395 en_US
dc.identifier 265583 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 3442 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/181641
dc.description Looking up at two-tiered roof of Gwanghwamun; The largest of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung served as the home of Kings of the Joseon [Chosŏn (medieval to modern) also known as Yi] dynasty, the Kings' households, as well as the government. The Yi dynasty ruled the Korean peninsula from 1392 to 1910, founded by Yi Sŏng-gye, posthumously known as King T’aejo (reigned 1392-1398). The palace was burnt and abandoned for three centuries following the Imjin War (1592-1598). In 1865-1872, all 7,700 rooms were restored along with 500 buildings over a 40 hectare site. In the early 20th century, much of the palace was systematically destroyed (all but 10 buildings) by Imperial Japan. Since the 1990s, the walled palace complex is gradually being reconstructed to its original form, with buildings built during Japanese occupation being pulled down, including the Japanese Government-General Building (removed 1996). By the end of 2009, it was estimated that approximately 40 percent of the structures that were standing before the Japanese occupation of Korea were restored or reconstructed; another 20 years of rebuilding is planned. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 6/29/2015) en_US
dc.format.medium stone; clay roof tile; wood en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject rulers and leaders en_US
dc.subject Korea--History--Japanese occupation, 1910-1945 en_US
dc.subject Restoration and conservation en_US
dc.subject Yi (Korean culture or period) en_US
dc.title Gyeongbokgung Palace en_US
dc.title.alternative Kyŏngbok Palace en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A2-SK-GP-A09 en_US
vra.culturalContext Korean en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling), carving (processes) en_US
vra.worktype royal palace en_US
vra.worktype historic site en_US
dc.contributor.display T’aejo, King of Korea (Korean patron, 1335-1408) en_US


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