Oh no! Not Namdaemun!

namdaemun_fire.jpgI’m in total shock. Namdaemun is destroyed!

Namdaemun, South Korea’s most prominent national treasure, was destroyed by a fire last February 11.

About 80 firefighters worked to bring the fire under control, and damage to the almost 700-year-old gate is estimated at more than US$20Million. Initial reports indicate no casualties; arson is being studied as a possible cause of the fire.

Namdaemun, literally ‘the great southern gate,’ was the southern gate of the original walls surrounding Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty.

I’m stunned and shocked. I join the international art community in our expressing our sympathies to the people of South Korea.

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