CULTURE Greek antiques exhibited at Palace Museum

CULTURE

Greek antiques exhibited at Palace Museum

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04:16, September 17, 2018

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Ancient Greek antiques are on display at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Saturday, September 15, 2018. [Photo: VCG]

Around 350 ancient Greek antiques have been put on exhibition at Beijing's Palace Museum (the Forbidden City).

"The Antikythera Shipwreck" exhibition features antiques that were buried at the bottom of the Aegean Sea for over 2,000 years, after sinking in a vessel off the island of Antikythera in the first century BC.

The antiques include the shipwreck, articles of daily use, marble and bronze sculptures, glassware, pottery bottles and structural pieces of sofa, showing the shipbuilding technology, navigation technology, sculpture art, handcraft production and luxury life of the ancient Greek and Roman era.

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Ancient Greek antiques are on display at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Saturday, September 15, 2018. [Photo: VCG]

"With valuable historical information, the delicate cargo from the ship is a physical testimony to ancient Greek civilization, and can help visitors interpret many historical facts," said Shan Jixiang, director of the Palace Museum, at the exhibition opening ceremony Friday.

The exhibition will last until Dec. 16.


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