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a city in South Korea, located in the province of Kyongsang-pukto (North Kyongsang). From the seventh through the tenth centuries it was the capital of the state of Silla.

Kyongju had a regular layout and was divided into 1,360 blocks. During the seventh century it was enclosed by a fortified wall. Remnants of the wooden walls have been preserved along with foundations of the palace, which was erected in the seventh century and was destroyed during the 16th century.

Situated in the environs of Kyongju are the temple ensembles of Pulguksa (eighth century, rebuilt in the 14th century) and Bondoksa (eighth century), Punhwangsatap pagoda (634), the Chomsongde astronomical observatory (seventh century), and the Sokkuram cave temple (742–64).

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This is the first archaeological evidence that folklore about humans being sacrificed for the foundations of buildings, dams or walls were true stories," Gyeongju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage spokeswoman Choi Moon-Jung told AFP.
According to data from the Energy Ministry, the first saturation of the storage unit for spent nuclear fuel will occur at the Wolsong nuclear power plant, located in, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, in 2019.
Gyeongju National Museum is a major attraction in the province as it is second only to the National Museum of Korea in Seoul in terms of the size and quality of the collection and exhibits.
The South Korean city of Gyeongju is known for its hundreds of burial mounds, making this town with its head in the past a fitting backdrop for director Zhang Lu's exquisitely observed personal drama.
The five-day taekwondo tournament attended by 1770 athletes in various age groups of junior, senior and cadet opened in Gyeongju on Friday.
TOKYO, Feb 18 (KUNA) -- At least ten people died and more than 100 were injured after the roof of a hotel gymnasium packed with students collapsed in the southern city of Gyeongju, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday.
The accident occurred when the roof of the building caved in while more than 500 freshmen were gathered at the building in the Manua Ocean Resort in Gyeongju, Ministry of Security and Public Administration officials said.
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