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“Tomb Murals of the Four Guardian Deities from Gangseodaemyo”: The four guardian deities are a pantheon of four divine beasts ― the Blue Dragon, the White Tiger, the Red Phoenixes and the Black Tortoise and Serpent ― which appear in Gangseodaemyo, a Goguryeo tomb located in Nampo city, South Pyeongan Province. The exhibition showcases murals of the deities. The exhibition runs through March 27 at the museum’s Goguryeo room in the Prehistory and Ancient History Gallery. The museum is located near Ichon Subway Station, Line No. 4, Exit 2. For more information, visit www.museum.go.kr or call (02) 2077-9000.

“Silk Road and Dunhuang”: The Silk Road was an extensive network of routes that linked Asia with Europe, facilitating exchange between vastly different civilizations. The museum offers 214 relics that were exchanged via the route, lent from 12 foreign institutions. The exhibits include “Wangochenchukgukjeon,” or “Memoir of the Pilgrimage to the Five Kingdoms of India” by Buddhist monk Hye-cho, lent by the National Library of France. The exhibition runs through April 3 at the museum’s Special Exhibition Gallery. The museum is located near Ichon Subway Station, Line No. 4, Exit 2. For more information, visit www.museum.go.kr or call (02) 2077-9000.

“The Rabbit, an Animal of Wisdom”: To celebrate the year of the Rabbit, the National Museum of Korea is holding a thematic exhibition entitled “The Rabbit, an Animal of Wisdom” at the Path to History of the permanent exhibition hall. This exhibition is designed to show the many fascinating images of the rabbit such as one of the Twelve Zodiac Animal Deities and as a symbol of the spirit of the moon. 16 items are on display. The exhibition runs through Feb. 27 at its Thematic Exhibition room in the Path to History hall. The museum is located near Ichon Subway Station, Line No. 4, Exit 2. For more information, visit www.museum.go.kr or call (02) 2077-9000.
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