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The Antikythera Shipwreck exhibited at Palace Museum

Date: 2018.09.19 Author: Celia Tang

Around 350 ancient Greek antiques are exhibited at Beijing's Palace Museum (known as the Forbidden City). The exhibition lasts from September 15th until December 16th. According to the director of the Palace Museum, "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".


The Antikythera Shipwreck exhibition features antiques that were buried at the bottom of the Aegean Sea for over 2,000 years, after sinking in a vessel off the island of Antikythera in the first century BC.


The antiques include the shipwreck, articles of daily use, marble and bronze sculptures, glassware, pottery bottles and structural pieces of sofa, showing the shipbuilding technology, navigation technology, sculpture art, handcraft production and luxury life of the ancient Greek and Roman era.


As China's largest one of the most influential museum, the Palace Museum has the responsibility not only to carry forward the Chinese culture, but also to play an important role in protecting the world cultural heritage and promotion activities.