The Cultural Heritage Administration invited journalists earlier this month to take a look at Cheomseongdae, a 1,400-year-old observatory that some people argue is collapsing. The structure is one of many Korean treasures presumed to be at risk.
GYEONGJU - It remains one of Korea's biggest mysteries.
Was Cheomseongdae, the seventh-century stone structure in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, really an astronomical observatory? Or was it something else - perhaps an altar or a memorial for the people of the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C.-A.D. 935), as some historians argue?...More