Ancient Buddhist Sculptures Return Chinese National Museum
07-24-2018    Xinhua News Agency
<DIV align=center><STRONG><BR><SPAN lang=EN-US>A man takes photos of a wooden Guanyin sculpture</SPAN></STRONG></DIV>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Xinhua News Agency, December 11, 2006</SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Beijing</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN lang=EN-US>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region> -- The ceremony marking the return of four pieces of ancient cultural relics to <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Chinese</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">National</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Museum</st1:PlaceType> was held in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Beijing</st1:City></st1:place> on Dec. 9, 2006.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The treasures include the Zilong Ding, a wooden Guanyin sculpture made during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and two three-color Bodhisattva sculptures.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US>China</SPAN></st1:country-region></st1:place><SPAN lang=EN-US>'s special fund for important cultural relics contributes to the return of these treasures. Since its establishment in 2002, it has collected 203 pieces of cultural relics home and abroad.</SPAN></P>
Editor: Wang Xinyu
   
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