Marking the 3060th anniversary of Beijing City’s establishment, a series of sculptures replicating the capital’s old city walls were constructed from rosewood and exhibited in the Capital Museum this week.
Using a collection of city maps dating back to Qing Dynasty as blue prints, Chinese craft-master Wang Huaan led around 10 skilled sculptors in the task. They spent around seven years and used almost 10 tons of precious rosewood to finish the work, Tencent News reports.
The project is 18.6 meters in length, 16.8 meters in width and 1.5 meters in height, and vividly represents the original nine city gates of Beijing.
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By Dina Li