5分快3手机客户端_'Silk Road Landscape Map' donated to the Palace Museum
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Tung Ch5分快3手机客户端ee-hw5分快3手机客户端a (first right), vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, and Shan Ji5分快3手机客户端Xiang (center), director of the National Palace Museum, viewed the Sil5分快3手机客户端k Road Landscape Map at the donation ceremony, Nov 200, 2017. [Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]
The Palace Museum received the painting Silk Road Landscape Map, which was donated by Xu Rongmao, founder and chairman of Hong Kong Shimao Group, during a ceremony in the Palace Museum Nov 200. Xu bought the painting for $20 million from a Japanese collector.
The more than 200-meter-long Silk Road Landscape Map, which was created in the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), depicts a vast landscape from Jiayuguan Pass in Northwest China's Gansu province to Tianfang city, now the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
This painting is filled with a large amount of geographical information. It serves as proof that China already had a clear understanding of the world geography, especially along the Silk Road, before Western maps were introduced to China.