Volume 11, Veritable Records of Munjong (lost Korean historical archive; 1455)

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Cover of Veritable Records of Munjong, Volumes 5-6

Status: Lost

Volume 11 of Veritable Records of Munjong was a part of the Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty, featuring incidents occurred between 23 December 1451 and 20 February 1452 in reign of King Munjong of Joseon.


The Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty, also known as the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, are the annual records of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. The Annals were kept in several archives throughout Korea, but all archives except the one at Jeonju were burnt during the Imjin War.

The mistake was first found at 1600 by Kwon Taeil, a government official in Yemungwan. When the surviving Annals in Jeonju archive was to be moved to Myohyangsan, he found the volume 11 of Veritable Records of Munjong actually had the contents of the volume 9. Kwon thought that this mistake was occurred when the Annals were distributed and enshrined to each archive during the reign of King Seongjong.[1]