Wang Mian, technical adviser to the “Restore 1860” programme to reassemble broken pottery pieces from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, checks work on a restored artefact. Photo: Tom WangWang Mian, technical adviser to the “Restore 1860” programme to reassemble broken pottery pieces from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, checks work on a restored artefact. Photo: Tom Wang
Wang Mian, technical adviser to the “Restore 1860” programme to reassemble broken pottery pieces from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, checks work on a restored artefact. Photo: Tom Wang

Treasures of Beijing’s Old Summer Palace restored in painstaking fashion, the work like piecing together a giant Chinese jigsaw puzzle

  • Artefacts shattered into hundreds of pieces by pillaging French and British soldiers 150 years ago are being reassembled by a team of heritage restorers
  • The work is part of the largest-scale effort yet to restore prized finds dug up by archaeologists on the site of the former imperial palace

Topic |   Chinese culture
Wang Mian, technical adviser to the “Restore 1860” programme to reassemble broken pottery pieces from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, checks work on a restored artefact. Photo: Tom WangWang Mian, technical adviser to the “Restore 1860” programme to reassemble broken pottery pieces from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, checks work on a restored artefact. Photo: Tom Wang
Wang Mian, technical adviser to the “Restore 1860” programme to reassemble broken pottery pieces from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, checks work on a restored artefact. Photo: Tom Wang
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