Vessel Bronze Tiger Ying displayed at National Museum of China in Beijing

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-30 07:27:58|Editor: zh
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Visitors view the vessel known as the Bronze Tiger Ying at the National Museum of China in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 29, 2019. A looted Chinese bronze vessel returned to China last November is on display in an exclusive exhibition at the National Museum of China. The vessel that dates back to the Western Zhou period (1046 BC-771 BC) was listed in auction in April 2018 by Britain's Canterbury Auction Galleries and was later shipped back to China thanks to the efforts of China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage in November. It was added to the museum's collections last December. Once held by the royal family of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the vessel was taken as war booty by British military officer Harry Evans from Yuanmingyuan, or the Old Summer Palace, in 1860 during the invasion of Anglo-French allied forces. (Xinhua/Jin Liangkuai)

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