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Two bronze kundika (Buddhist ritual vessels), believed to be from the Unified Silla period (676-935), were excavated from the Heongjeong-ri Buddhist site in Samcheok, Gangwon, according to the Cultural Heritage Administration on Thursday. The state of the vessels is so good, according to the administration, that they are the best-preserved bronze kundika of the ninth century ever found. Two bronze kundika have been designated National Treasures No. 92 and No. 66, but both are from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). A rigorous analysis will be carried out at the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage. The site has been undergoing excavation since 2014. [CULTURAL HERITAGE ADMINISTRATION]

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