Culture day in October – Season 2 of the 2018 Theme-based Exhibition – Romance of the Goryeo Period that transcends nations
Period/ 2018.10.02(Tue) ~ 2018.11.25(Sun)
Venue/ Gyeonggi Provincial Museum
Toward the end of the Goryeo Period (918-1392), King Gongmin (r. 1351-1374) had to adopt the princess of the Yuan Dynasty of China as his wife in a lord-vassal relationship. Unlike his predecessors, King Gongmin was deeply in love with Queen Noguk, but she died along with her baby during childbirth and the King fell into great distress. As a result, he made monk Sin Don carry out innovative politics, but Sin Don was consequently executed after being framed by those opposed to him and experiencing interference by rulers of the Yuan Dynasty, which also led to King Gongmin’s assassination. The tombs of husband and wife in Gaepung-gun close to Gaeseong are said to be the most beautiful among the royal tombs remaining in the Korean Peninsula. They are the only case of a king and a wife getting buried alongside each other, among all the kings of Goryeo Dynasty. The exhibition introduces the
. We invite you to experience the romance of Goryeo Dynasty that transcended nations through the portrait of the king and the princess.