CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Yuanmingyuan marks 150 anniversary of looting

10-18-2010 14:23 BJT Special Report:150th anniv of looting and burning of Yuanmingyuan |

Watch Video

Play Video

Monday marks the 150th anniversary of looting of Yuanmingyuan, Beijing's Old Summer Palace. More than 85 pieces of once-lost stone carvings will be exhibited in the imperial garden.

Most of the items, including stone screens and fountains, were voluntarily returned by individuals and institutions. Another 57 pieces of repaired cultural relics can also be seen. Yuanmingyuan was pillaged and burned by Anglo-French forces in 1860. This exhibition is one of the events organized by the Haidian District Government of Beijing to mark the anniversary. Others, including Sino-foreign culture exchanges and an evening party, will last through the end of the month.

Monday marks the 150th anniversary of looting of Yuanmingyuan, Beijing's
Old Summer Palace. More than 85 pieces of once-lost stone carvings will be
exhibited in the imperial garden.

 

Related Reading:

China's old Summer Palace exhibits stone carvings to mark looting anniversary

BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Visitors can see more than 85 pieces of beautiful stone carvings exhibited at Yuanmingyuan, or the old Summer Palace, Sunday to mark Monday's 150 anniversary of the looting of the imperial garden in the northwest of Beijing.  For More >>

 

Visitors can see more than 85 pieces of beautiful stone carvings
exhibited at Yuanmingyuan, or the old Summer Palace, Sunday to mark
Monday's 150 anniversary of the looting of the imperial garden in
the northwest of Beijing.

 

Watch Video:

Movie: Yuanmingyuan - Garden of Gardens

Under Five Emperors of 150 years' constructing, Yuanming Yuan (The Old Summer Palace) became the largest and most luxurious royal garden in Qing Dynasty, which was regarded as the "real garden of all gardens".  Detail >>

 


Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program