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zh-tw:高麗 zh-cn:高丽 Goryeo (고려 (高麗) in Korean) was the name of Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty, which lasted from the fall of Silla in X until the founding of the Joseon Dynasty in 1394. The name "Goryeo" is a shortened form of "Goguryeo," the name of a kingdom in northern Korea which was conquered by Silla in AD 668. The English name "Korea" comes from "Goryeo."

The Goryeo period was a culturally rich one in Korea's history. Two of the period's most notable products are Goryeo pottery--the famous Korean celadon pottery--and the Tripitaka Koreana--the Buddhist scriptures (Tripitaka) carved onto roughly 80,000 woodblocks.

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