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Treasures at the Palace Museum displayed in the Museum of Folk Art Treasure in Beijing

01-31-2011 08:42 BJT

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Ancient art treasures collected in the Palace Museum have been carefully transported out of the Forbidden City and temporarily displayed in the Museum of Folk Art Treasure in Beijing. These heavy-weight exhibits comprise the museum's first exhibition for 2011.

120 items of jade, colored glaze, gold and silver vessels, some bronzes and porcelain works are on display. The oldest relics were created in Shang Dynasty around 17th Century B.C., and the youngest are from the late Qing Dynasty.

Ancient art treasures collected in the Palace Museum have been carefully transported
out of the Forbidden City and temporarily displayed in the Museum of Folk Art Treasure
in Beijing.

90 of the exhibits making their public debut. Names and dates of those treasures were marked on the packages. Archaeologists have proved that the handwriting belonged to eunuch officials and that the treasures have never left the imperial palaces.

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