Silk Road appears at the United Nations

Updated: 2014-12-17 06:30

(China Daily USA)

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When mentioning the Silk Road, most people would consider the trade route from Western China to Europe through Central Asia and the Middle East. Now, dozens museums in Chinese coastal provinces are showing at the UN headquarters that there is another Silk Road on the sea with a history just as long.

Called China Maritime Silk Road Antiques Photo Exhibition, the exhibit took around three years to plan and is a joint presentation of 45 museums from China's seven costal provinces led by the Fujian Museum. It includes photos of 200 fine antiques pieces, from plates, ancient coins to glassware. There is no admission fee for the exhibition, which is open to the public until Friday. The exhibition has toured in China, Latin America, Australia and Europe before coming to New York and will go to countries in Southeastern Asia. [Full story]