China's recovered relics that made headlines
Updated: 2014-06-27 07:05
The tomb of Empress Zhenshun (699-737)
In February 2006, a gang raided the tomb of Empress Zhenshun (699-737), the queen of Tang Xuanzong (685-762), the seventh emperor of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), in the suburbs of Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi. They stole a 27-ton coffin and five murals and smuggled them to the US. Xi'an police found the relics, after four-year search, as part of a US antiquary's collection and succeeded in persuading the collector to return them unconditionally to the Shaanxi provincial history museum in March 2014.
The tomb of Empress Zhenshun (699-737), June 17, 2010. [Photo/IC]
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