Beijing, Sep 22: Christian Deydier, president of France’s national antique dealers federation, has returned to China 24 gold antiques, stolen from 2,000-year-old tombs, the media reported on Tuesday. The antiques will be exhibited in a museum in China’s Gansu province, EFE news agency reported.(Read: Cow is now the national animal of Nepal. Do you know the national animals of other countries surrounding India?)
The move comes just two months after Deydier and billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault returned 32 artefacts to China. The antiques were from tombs in Dabuzhishan region and date back to the Qin dynasty that ruled from 770-476 B.C. China has launched a campaign to retrieve a large number of artefacts stolen from temples and tombs and now in the possession of foreign museums or private collectors.