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National treasures become the focus of Silk Road exhibition

Updated: 2015-09-16 14:38:00

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A man peruses tri-colored glazed figurines from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The figures are dressed in clothes that reveal the fashion styles in that period. [Photo/Xinhua]

Priceless national treasures are among the historic relics in a new exhibition that kicked off Tuesday at the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province.

The large-scale show, Silks from the Silk Road: Origin, Transmission and Exchange, includes 140 precious relics from 26 museums in China. Fifteen of the items are national treasures.

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