Stolen relics returned to Palace Museum

Updated: 2011-05-18 14:37


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Stolen relics returned to Palace Museum
Photo released by Beijing police on May 17, 2011, shows six pieces of relics recovered and returned to the Palace Museum. Another three pieces are still missing, a spokesman for the Beijing municipal police said at a press conference on Tuesday. Nine pieces of art from an exhibition in the Palace Museum were stolen at midnight on May 8. It was the first theft in 20 years at the heavily guarded former home of emperors, also known as the Forbidden City. The nine pieces - all small Western-style gold purses and cosmetics containers covered with jewels and made between 1920 and 1945 - were missing from a temporary exhibition. [Photo/Xinhua]

Stolen relics returned to Palace Museum
Beijing police return six recovered pieces to the Palace Museum on May 17, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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