BEIJING, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese cultural relics returned from Italy will be on display at the National Museum of China in Beijing from Wednesday.
The exhibition, titled "The Journey Back Home," showcases more than 700 pieces of returned Chinese artifacts, including a painted pottery pot from the Western Han Dynasty (202 B.C. - 8 A.D.), a colored camel pottery figurine from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and a white-glazed bowl from the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
China and Italy exchanged related certificates returning 796 Chinese cultural relics on March 23. This batch of Chinese artifacts arrived in Beijing on April 10.
The return of these Chinese historical artifacts is the most time-consuming case of its kind, and the largest returning of lost Chinese cultural relics in nearly 20 years, according to Luo Shugang, China's Minister of Culture and Tourism.
The exhibition will be open until June 30.