350 Greek Antiques Exhibited in China’s Forbidden City

Beijing, China

Beijing‘s Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will host an exhibition of 350 Ancient Greek antiques until December 16.

These antiques were found nearly 2,000 years after they were buried at the bottom of the Aegean Sea following the sinking of a vessel.

Among the antiques, people will find the shipwreck itself, bottles, articles of daily use, glassware, pieces of a sofa, sculptures as well as the navigation and shipbuilding technology of the era.

Shan Jixiang, director of the Palace Museum said during the opening of the exhibition: ”With valuable historical information, the delicate cargo from the ship is a physical testimony to ancient Greek civilization, and can help visitors interpret many historical facts”.