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Maritime Silk Road themed exhibition opens at Forbidden City

The exhibit unveiled on Monday features a total of 140 pieces and sets related to cultural treasures of the ancient Maritime Silk Road. The items on display include ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, books, gold and silverware, timepiece, scientific instruments, and weapons.

Ivory carvers want craft preserved

The trade in illegally sourced material will be banned by the end of the year, resulting in job losses and the death of ancient expertise, as Yang Wanli reports.

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Exhibition of A Great Variety of Dings(tripod cauldron)
With the cooperation from about 30 prestigious museums in China, Henan Museum host the unprecedented Ding-themed exhibition, which features nearly 140 pieces/sets Ding(tripod cauldron) of diversified medium, unearthed or survived in China with time span from the Neolithic Age to Qing Dynasty.
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Basin with Bluish Green Glaze
This basin with bluish green glaze is a porcelain vessel dating from the Song Dynasty. It is 5 cm high and 17.5 cm in diameter, weighing 350 g. It was unearthed from a Song tomb at Shilipu Village in Qiling Township, Ruzhou City in 1981 and is now housed in the Ru Porcelain Museum in Ruzhou City.