Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Chinese Bronze Heads


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In another act of unconventional patriotism, a Chinese man refuses to pay his $18 million bid for a pair bronze animal heads discovered outside of Beijing in the 19th century. His reason being the French stole these artifacts without permission from the Chinese government and are auctioning them off at the famed Christie's Auction House in Paris. Though legally those bronzers belong to France, the moral implications are setting the archeological world in a storm. I wonder how, if at all, the Chinese government will retaliate? Whatever they come up with, I won't feel too bad for the French- the next highest bidder came in at $17 million. (NYT)

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