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Lost National Treasure Returned Home and Displayed in Beijing Lu Xun Museum


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A special exhibit is displayed in Beijing Lu Xun Museum now. It’s the lost Buddha head from the No 8 Cave of the Tianlongshan Grottoes, which has returned home after being stolen about a century ago, and is the 100th lost cultural relic returned back to China in 2020. The exhibition of the Buddha head statue as well as many virtually exhibited Tianlongshan "relics" will be held until March 14th.

Taking the opportunity of the return of the national treasure, Beijing Lu Xun Museum selects 27 rubbings of the statues dating back to the Northern Dynasties from its collections, especially including 8 statues originally placed in the second and third caves of the Tianlongshan Grottoes, to display for the first time. The exhibition includes the basic information about the Tianlongshan Grottoes, the overview and artistic style of the No 8 Cave, the introduction of the Buddha head statue, and the digital restoration of the cultural relics of the Tianlongshan Grottoes. In addition, visitors can scan the QR code to visit the online exhibition of the digitally restored cultural relics.

The exhibition is supported by the National Cultural Heritage Administration, and co-held by Beijing Lu Xun Museum and Shanxi Taiyuan Tianlongshan Grottoes Museum. It can receive 750 people per day now. Visitors need to make a reservation in advance and go to the museum at the chosen time. After showing their ID cards and health QR code and taking body temperature, one with normal temperature is allowed to enter the museum.



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