Exhibition Room 1

Repository of the ancient culture of
Baekje centered around Buyeo

A section on Baekje culture associated with life and death
part1Life and Death

Chapter 1 Life and Death explains they way of life at that time
based on the relics discovered at the historic sites in Songguk-ri and Majeon-ri,
which are highly representative of the mid-Bronze Age.

Songguk-ri Style EarthenwareJar Coffin

Egg-shaped plain earthenware artifacts characteristically display a small protruding mouth. The technology for making this kind of earthenware was also transmitted to Japan

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part2Bronze Artifacts, Mankind’s First Metal Objects

Chapter 2 Bronze Artifacts, Mankind’s First Metal Objects takes you back to the Bronze Age,
when people began to settle down in one place to cultivate rice.

Trumpet-shaped Bronze ArtifactsTrumpet-shaped Bronze Artifacts

These trumpet-shaped bronze artifacts consist of cylindrical columns placed on trumpet-shaped bases. Although their exact function is unknown, they are likely to have been used by a shaman.

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part3Glass Tubular Jades

Chapter 3 Glass Tubular Jades introduces the way of life in Baekje
based on the characters inscribed on wood and stone artifacts unearthed in Buyeo.
The Baekje kingdom developed into a powerful nation by incorporating Mahan,
a confederacy composed of fifty-four small states.

Glass Tubular JadesTubular Glass Beads

These objects made of lead-barium glass were very popular in China. They have also been found in Japan, which suggests that there may have been cultural channels or routes that linked China with Korea and Japan.

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The Songguk-ri Historic Site in Buyeo played a key role during the Bronze Age,
and the Baekje dynasty began to establish itself as a powerful kingdom while developing a highly refined iron culture.
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