Japanese Imperialists' Destruction and Plunder of Korean Cultural Assets

Aug 13, 2009 Full story: Korean News

The Japanese imperialists pillaged excellent assets that the Korean people had created and preserved for thousands of years, exhumed over 200 mausoleums of successive kings and more than 11,000 underground ancient tombs and destroyed everything that they could not carry away during their 40-odd-year-long colonial fascist rule over Korea.

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Closter, NJ

#1 Feb 1, 2010
Such a barbaric act is reflective of a culture's true appreciation of life, heritage, and morals. Clearly, the disgusting act of blasting open tombs had no affect on their consciences. This is a case worse than that of the Elgian Marbles and was committed many times over. The relics should be returned with a formal and international apology.People often get caught up in a developed nation's appearance and take it at face value and say "oh such and such country is so civilized and cultured" yet they do not see whether a lot of the culture is from and whether it conceals a shameful past. Such an act also shows utter disregard for humanity and culture, such criminals do not even deserve to see the cultures they so terribly trample upon.

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