Chinese Museum Closes Because Of Fakes

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A visiting writer noticed some of the fakes. Like an ancient artifact bearing Chinese characters that first appeared in the 20th century. And an ancient vase bearing modern looking cartoon animals.


Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Museums are booming in China. Hundreds opened in the last couple of years. Though one expensive museum has already closed down after a visitor noticed some fakes, like a supposedly ancient artifact bearing Chinese characters that first appeared centuries later and a Ching Dynasty vase bearing modern looking cartoon animals. A museum official told the daily telegraph that, of their 40,000 objects, at least 80 are real. It's MORNING EDITION.

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