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A cultural asset from Korea’s Joseon dynasty, stolen some 20 years ago and later held by a now-deceased Japanese collector, has been returned to South Korea, a foundation affiliated with the South Korean government said Tuesday.

The epitaph on porcelain of a high-ranking official of the dynasty who lived in the 14th and 15th centuries was donated last month to the National Museum of Korea in Seoul by the collector’s family, the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation said.

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