Stone coffin of Tang Dynasty brought back home

08 Mar 2014 2:28 PM | Anonymous

Stone coffin of Tang Dynasty brought back home

Source: China Daily [2010-06-18 14:28:40]

The return of a smuggled Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) sarcophagus from the United States to China may serve as a good example for international collaboration to curb the rampant pillaging and smuggling of ancient treasures, researchers said.

The 27-tonne stone coffin of Tang empress Wu Huifei (699-737) arrived at the Shaanxi History Museum Thursday, four years after it was smuggled out of the country.

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