Milestones of millennia: Role of jade in China history explored
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Liu Bin (center), director of the Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, speaks to the media about a major highlight of the ongoing exhibition at the Palace Museum, a 5,300-year jade article from Liangzhu Culture, called the "king of cong". [Jiang Dong/China Daily]
Jade huang, a thread of tubes.[Jiang Dong/China Daily]
A bracelet with a dragon-shaped totem.[Jiang Dong/China Daily]
A jade bi article inscribed with a handwritten poem by Emperor Qianlong.[Jiang Dong/China Daily]
A Liangzhu Culture cong unearthed from the Sidun site in Changzhou, Jiangsu province.[Jiang Dong/China Daily]