Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
ICE returns Royal Seals valued at $1,500,000 to Korea
06/30/2017
Washington, DC
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The Royal Seals belonged to Queen Munjeong, who reigned from 1545 to 1565 and King Hyeonjong, who reigned from 1659 to 1674. The seal belonging to Queen Munjeong is believed to have been stolen during the Korean War (1950-1953) and illegally removed from Korea. King Hyeonjong’s seal is believed to have been stolen during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945).

Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
ICE returns Royal Seals valued at $1,500,000 to Korea
06/30/2017
Washington, DC
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The Royal Seals belonged to Queen Munjeong, who reigned from 1545 to 1565 and King Hyeonjong, who reigned from 1659 to 1674. The seal belonging to Queen Munjeong is believed to have been stolen during the Korean War (1950-1953) and illegally removed from Korea. King Hyeonjong’s seal is believed to have been stolen during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945).

Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
ICE returns Royal Seals valued at $1,500,000 to Korea
06/30/2017
Washington, DC
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The Royal Seals belonged to Queen Munjeong, who reigned from 1545 to 1565 and King Hyeonjong, who reigned from 1659 to 1674. The seal belonging to Queen Munjeong is believed to have been stolen during the Korean War (1950-1953) and illegally removed from Korea. King Hyeonjong’s seal is believed to have been stolen during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945).

Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
ICE returns Royal Seals valued at $1,500,000 to Korea
06/30/2017
Washington, DC
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The Royal Seals belonged to Queen Munjeong, who reigned from 1545 to 1565 and King Hyeonjong, who reigned from 1659 to 1674. The seal belonging to Queen Munjeong is believed to have been stolen during the Korean War (1950-1953) and illegally removed from Korea. King Hyeonjong’s seal is believed to have been stolen during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945).

Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
ICE returns Royal Seals valued at $1,500,000 to Korea
06/30/2017
Washington, DC
Email IconFacebook IconTwitter Icon

The Royal Seals belonged to Queen Munjeong, who reigned from 1545 to 1565 and King Hyeonjong, who reigned from 1659 to 1674. The seal belonging to Queen Munjeong is believed to have been stolen during the Korean War (1950-1953) and illegally removed from Korea. King Hyeonjong’s seal is believed to have been stolen during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945).