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Precious Tibetan relics to be displayed in Taiwan

2010-06-10 15:07:24 GMT2010-06-10 23:07:24 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

About 130 precious Tibetan cultural relics from 11 museums and temples will be exhibited in Taiwan, the China Cultural Relics Exchange Center said Thursday.

The relics will be shown at Taipei's National Palace Museum and Kaohsiung's National Science and Technology Museum from July until January.

Of the exhibits, 42 are first-class state cultural relics.

The exhibits included gold and silver Buddha figures, clay sculptures, Tibetan silk paintings and Tibetan folk clothes.

The rarest exhibit is a 40-cm-high gilded-bronze figure of Songtsen Gampo, the king who unified Tibet in the seventh century.

"The exhibition portraits Tibetans' life for more than 1,000 years, from the seventh century to the Republic of China period (1912-1949)," said the center's deputy head Yang Yang.

The relics were displayed in five Japanese cities from April 11 last year until May 30 this year, attracting more than 500,000 visitors and helping increase knowledge of Tibetan culture.

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