To Yu-ho (1 July 1905 – 1982) was a North Korean archaeologist and member of the Supreme People's Assembly,North Korea's unicameral parliament.
To was born and raised in Hamhǔng. He earned a doctoral degree at Vienna University in Austria in 1935,was perhaps the first Korean archaeologist and among the first Korean academics to have received their training overseas. He married a German woman and returned to North Korea in the late 1940s. Do became a professor at Kim Il Sung University in Py'ǒngyang in 1947 and served as the director of a number of archaeological institutes through the 1960s. He also served in several capacities in the North Korean government,including as a representative in the Supreme People's Assembly in the early 1960s and in the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly from the mid-1960s.
To was responsible for leading archaeological excavations at North Korean sites such as Kulp'o-ri,Ch'itam-ni,Odong,Allak,Ch'o-do,and Kungsan-ni. To's major monograph,Chosǒn Wonsi Kogohak,laid the groundwork for archaeological research in North Korea from the 1960s through the 1990s.
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Kim Won-yong (1922–1993) was a South Korean archaeologist and art historian. Noted in the discipline of Korean archaeology and ancient art history,he was one of the first people recognized as an archaeologist in Korea to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
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Kim Yong-chun was a North Korean soldier and politician. He was a leader of the North Korean military. He held the North Korean military rank Chasu,was Vice Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea,and was Minister of People's Armed Forces. He held a minor post within the Workers Party.
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