Tang Dynasty relics on show at Shanghai Museum

By Zhang Kun in Shanghai | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-09-16 10:15
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Artifacts rechieved from a shipwreck dating back to the Tang Dynastry sailing between Chna and the Arab world are on display at Shanghai Museum.
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The Tang Shipwreck Collection, the largest collection of Tang Dynasty artifacts found outside of China, is on show for the first time in the nation.

Called The Baoli Era: Treasures from the Tang Shipwreck Collection, the showcase is taking place at Shanghai Museum from Sept 15 to Jan 10, 2021.

Jointly presented by the Shanghai Museum and the Asian Civilisations Museum of Singapore, the exhibition also commemorates 30 years of diplomatic ties between the People’s Republic of China and Singapore.

The Tang Shipwreck is from a merchant dhow that used to sail between China and the Arab world states located the maritime Silk Road during the 9th century. The ship, which was carrying Tang exports composed of ceramics, gold, silver and bronze mirrors, sank off the coast of Indonesia’s Belitung Island.

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