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The Age-Old Bone-Rank Caste System of the Korean Kingdom of Silla

July 11, 2019 - General
7th century Tang dynasty painting of envoys from the Three Kingdoms of Korea: Baekje, Goguryeo, and Silla (Public Domain)

In several cultures one’s social standing was determined by one’s birth, which included or precluded certain privileges and even determined the cutlery one was allowed to use.  

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