Despite Frigid Relations, Norway Returns Chinese Relics

Seven marble columns from the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, acquired more than a century ago by a former chinese_marble_columnsNorwegian cavalry officer who had settled in China, are set to return home this fall under an agreement between a Norwegian museum and a Chinese businessman.

The columns are part of a 2,500-piece collection of Chinese artifacts in the KODE Art Museums of Bergen that were donated by Johan Wilhelm Normann Munthe between 1907 and 1935.

Read more: Sinosphere

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