If you ignore the whackjob comments that some people made, and focus on the first news item, it’s interesting to see the extent to which trading in artifacts seems to have impacted on the Shilla court in Korea. Check it out.
(PS: Yes this is under Gord’s life. I’m planning on making a new category for posts on Koreana, but until I hardwire it into the site they’re gonna be invisible once they fall of the main page. So for now all Koreana posts go into that category.)