The Education Ministry announced yesterday it will revise high school history textbooks shifting the Bronze Age on the Korean Peninsula one millennium ahead.
The government's decision was made amid China's apparent attempts to downplay Korea's ancient period as the communist country has claimed Korean ancient kingdoms as Chinese history.
The revised textbooks will be distributed nationwide in March, accepting Korean historians' claims that the current history books carry misinformation on the dawn of the milestone period in civilization's development.
The new textbooks will illustrate the Bronze Age on the peninsula as from B.C. 2,000 to B.C. 1,500, which is one millennium earlier than the years in current history textbooks.Korea Herald2007.02.24