A hat which belonged to South Korea's most revered monarch King Sejong has been recovered more than 500 years after it was looted by Japanese invaders, a senior scholar said Wednesday.
South Korea unveiled a giant bronze statue of King Sejong at Seoul's Gwanghwamun Plaza on October 9, 2009, to mark the 563rd anniversary of the creation of the Korean alphabet. A hat which once belonged to King Sejong has been recovered more than 500 years after it was looted by Japanese invaders, according to a professor of Korean language and literature at Kyungpook National University.
Apart from its intrinsic value as an historical relic, the discovery has thrilled scholars after documents were found stitched inside the hat carrying explanations of King Sejong's greatest legacy -- the Hangeul alphabet.
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