S.Korea moving ancient gate 15m to right old wrong





- South Korea started a $30 million (15.2 million pound), three-year project on Monday to move the main gate of an ancient royal palace about 15 metres (50 feet) in order to right a wrong it sees as being caused by Japan's colonial occupation.

The gate burnt then down in the early stages of the 1950-1953 Korean War.

The gate, which stands at the end of a main thoroughfare in the capital, was rebuilt by South Korea in 1968, using materials such as concrete, in a spot removed from its original location because of new roads constructed during Japanese rule.

"The Japanese invasion caused the gate to be shifted from where it had historically been located," said Park Wang-hee, a Cultural Heritage Administration official.

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