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After 700 years of waiting, the lotuses finally get to bloom. In May 2009, the Gaya National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage found 10 lotus seeds approximately four meters beneath a pond in Sungsan Fortress, a historic site of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). Out of 10 seeds, three germinated. Haman Agricultural Center is planning to cultivate the ancient lotuses to make a lotus park by December next year. [YONHAP]

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