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Ancient Artifact Stolen From Chinese Temple Sells for $580,000 at British Auction

A stolen rare artifact from a revered imperial palace in China fetched more than double its estimated value at a recent auction in England.

Reportedly looted in Beijing by a British soldier in 1860, the 3,000-year-old bronze water vessel dating back to the Western Zhou dynasty (1047-772BC), was purchased for a whopping  £410,000 ($581,600) at Canterbury Auction Galleries on Wednesday.