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Museum Breaks Yoshinogari Treasures


The Shiga Prefecture Azuchi Castle Archaeological Museum revealed that a museum employee dropped some blue glass tubular beads it had borrowed from the Yoshinogari historical site in Saga Prefecture for an exhibition. About a dozen of the beads, which are important national cultural treasures, broke on the museum’s carpeted floor. The museum said the employee had removed 46 of the 6 to 8-centimeter-long beads, connected by a string, to inspect them, and they fell about 70 centimeters. The 2000-year-old beads have been sent to the Agency for Cultural Affairs to see if repairs are possible.

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Published: Apr 30, 2009 / Last Updated: Apr 30, 2009

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