Museum of Gyeongju. South Korea.

 


 
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Museum of Gyeongju. South Korea. 

During practically 1000 years Gyeongju was the capital of the kingdom of Silla in the South East of Korea. Since 2000 this area is classified with the world heritage of UNESCO. The National museum of Gyeongju is located in the middle of this area. It includes the pond of Wolji, part of the royal palace of Silla, Daereungwon, a royal cemetery, and the old site of the temple of Hwangnyongsa, which was formerly the temple of state of Silla. Moreover, in the south, the museum faces the mountain of Namsan, where are located many masterpiece of art Buddhist. Surrounded by cultural treasures, the museum thus makes office to some extent warehouse and of historical limit. Founded in 1945 the Museum of Gyeongju is an appendix of the National museum of Korea. The collection of the museum comprises mainly cultural relics discovered following excavations of surface in the area of Gyeongju. More than 4.500 parts are exposed in the permanent exposure.
The garden of the museum, 74 000m2, is used to expose the statues of Stupas, Buddha, and the stone sculptures of the temples and the palates of the area of Gyeongju.