A tortoise ornament at the Museum of Chongqing University was said to be over 2,000 years old but appears to have been electroplated in gold. Photo: Handout A tortoise ornament at the Museum of Chongqing University was said to be over 2,000 years old but appears to have been electroplated in gold. Photo: Handout
A tortoise ornament at the Museum of Chongqing University was said to be over 2,000 years old but appears to have been electroplated in gold. Photo: Handout

Chinese university investigates claim many relics at new museum are fakes

  • Museum of Chongqing University closed its doors after a week following allegation that donated items on display ‘can’t be authentic’
  • Collector says ‘even ordinary visitors can tell they are problematic’

Topic |   China Society
A tortoise ornament at the Museum of Chongqing University was said to be over 2,000 years old but appears to have been electroplated in gold. Photo: Handout A tortoise ornament at the Museum of Chongqing University was said to be over 2,000 years old but appears to have been electroplated in gold. Photo: Handout
A tortoise ornament at the Museum of Chongqing University was said to be over 2,000 years old but appears to have been electroplated in gold. Photo: Handout
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