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The oldest remaining prototype of South Korea's national flag, the Taegeukgi, will be put on display as the country celebrates Liberation Day on Saturday.
The National Museum of Korea said the "Denny" version of the Taegeukgi will be put on exhibition at its Korean Empire Hall from Friday to August 23 to mark the 75th anniversary of Korean independence from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the peninsula.
The flag was presented by Joseon King Gojong to Owen Denny, an American consul who served as his diplomatic adviser, upon his return to the United States in 1890.
Denny died in 1900 and his family kept the flag until it was donated to South Korea by one of his descendants in 1981.
The hand-sewn cotton flag, measuring 2.6 meters in width and 1.8 meters in height, was registered as a cultural heritage in 2008.
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