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    Police Make Arrest for Stolen Forbidden City Treasures


    by NTDTelevision

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    One person is under arrest today for stealing from a museum in Beijing's Forbidden City. The stolen items were part of a temporary exhibit on loan from a Hong Kong collector.

    One man has been arrested for stealing gold pieces from a museum in Beijing's Forbidden City. It was the first time in 20 years that anything had been stolen.

    The nine rare exhibits were found stolen Sunday when an exhibition was temporarily opened in the Palace Museum. The missing items are precious objects such as jewelry makeup boxes of the early 20th century.

    Two items have been recovered seriously broken, apparently abandoned.

    The exhibition is co-organized by the Palace Museum and the Liangyi Museum of Hong Kong, which is owned by a Hong Kong collector. The exhibits include 111 Western-style makeup boxes, jewelry boxes and wallets.

    Some of the museums most prized works such as ancient painting scrolls were not taken and have much better security systems than the items stolen from the exhibit.

    New security measures will be put into place to prevent any future thefts.