Acropolis Museum Hosts Magnificent Artifacts from Beijing’s Forbidden City (photos)



Rarely seen artifacts outside China are on display at the Acropolis Museum in Athens in an exhibition celebrating Chinese culture and history.

The exhibits, including personal items, furniture and works of art belonging to the Qianlong Emperor, the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty, which are on loan from the Palace Museum housed in the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Qianlong is regarded as one of the most capable and cultured ruler in Chinese history.

During his long reign the Qing Empire reached its most splendid and prosperous era, boasting a large population and economy.

As a military leader, he led military campaigns expanding the dynastic territory to the largest extent by conquering and sometimes destroying Central Asian kingdoms.