The initial segment of the exhibit displays tons of gold jewelry found at ancient burial sites of Kings & Queens in Silla's capital city, Gyeongju. Further into the exhibition are larger-scale items that were created after the adoption of the Buddhist religion.
There are a few no-no's that U.S. customs will confiscate if you try to get them past the border --some for health reasons, others for complex economic and cultural reasons. In the interest of saving you time, money -- and embarrassment! -- here are a few you should be wary of.
"If Dad calls, tell him I got too close to being dead but I'm O.K. I was real lucky. I'll write again soon." Army Sgt. Steve Flaherty's mother never received the letters, taken from him by Vietnamese forces when he was killed in action on March 25, 1969.
Those stories you hear about the foreign troops who pillaged and pilfered Iraq, the seat of ancient Mesopotamia -- those stories don't do justice to what we have learned from the tale of Nigel Ely. He's taught us things that only Saddam's buttock could have imparted.
I have this post-apocalyptic image -- that all we have made to endure is trash, permanent mementos of brief appetites, very, very briefly useful, disposed of, then surviving forever. We would do better to make statues in snow and leave nothing.