Cus­toms hands in seized an­tiques

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Bei­jing cus­toms handed over more than 17,900 an­tique and arche­o­log­i­cal items con­fis­cated in re­cent years to the city’s cul­tural her­itage au­thor­i­ties on Fri­day. The ob­jects in­clude porce­lain, coins, jade, paint­ings and cal­lig­ra­phy, as well as an­cient books, many of which have im­por­tant re­search value, ac­cord­ing to the Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Cul­tural Her­itage. The old­est pieces date back to the Ne­olithic Age. All ob­jects will be kept at mu­se­ums in the city.

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