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Ancient Egypt and Han civilizations collide at Nanjing exhibit

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-08-11 10:56 Comments

Ancient Egypt and Han civilizations collide at Nanjing exhibit

Visitors view dancing figurines from Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) at the Nanjing Museum in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, August 10, 2016. [Photo by Su Yang/Asianewsphoto]

The grand exhibition "Pharaohs and Kings: Treasures of Ancient Egypt and China's Han Dynasty" was unveiled to the public on Wednesday, which presents the different features of ancient Egypt civilization and Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 220) civilization through a comparison of the two ancient cultures.

Nearly 150 antiques from the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada and 150 pieces of unearthed Han Dynasty relics from domestic museums nationwide are put on display together. The exhibition is the first charged special exhibition since the implementation of free museum entry policy in China, and the ticket is set at 30 yuan ($4.5) for per person.

The highlight of the exhibition is the Cleopatra statue and a series of cultural products are also designed to cooperate with the exhibition. It will last until January 9.

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