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Olympic "fou" drums go under hammer

2009-03-18 09:32:39 GMT2009-03-18 17:32:39 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on March 18, 2009 shows the scene of auction conducted by China Beijing Equity Exchange (CBEX) selling "Fou" drums and "Zhujian", or bamboo scrolls used in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China.(Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

Photo taken on March 18, 2009 shows the scene of auction conducted by China Beijing Equity Exchange (CBEX) selling "Fou" drums and "Zhujian", or bamboo scrolls used in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

Photo taken on March 18, 2009 shows the scene of auction conducted by China Beijing Equity Exchange (CBEX) selling "Fou" drums and "Zhujian", or bamboo scrolls used in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

Photo taken on March 18, 2009 shows a sample of "Fou" (Bottom), or drums, and that of "Zhujian" (Top), or bamboo strolls at the auction conducted by China Beijing Equity Exchange (CBEX) selling "Fou" drums and "Zhujian" scrolls used in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

Photo taken on March 18, 2009 shows "Zhujian", or bamboo scrolls at the auction conducted by China Beijing Equity Exchange (CBEX) selling "Fou" drums and "Zhujian" scrolls used in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

Photos taken on March 18, 2009 show the scene of auction conducted by China Beijing Equity Exchange (CBEX) selling "Fou" drums and "Zhujian", or bamboo scrolls used in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China.

This is the last auction of "Fou" and "Zhujian" held by CBEX. "Fou" drums are Chinese ancient instruments made of clay or bronze. "Zhujian" scrolls were used like paper before the advent of the paper-making methods in ancient China.

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