Precious amber on show at Shanghai Natural History Museum

Updated: Jan 30, 2022 Print
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Precious amber pieces attract visitors’ attention. [Photos by Gao Erqiang/provided to]

Are you a collector of amber? According to Chinese myth, amber is derived from the soul of dead tigers, which forms its Chinese name hupo (tiger soul). An exhibit will be unveiled at the Shanghai Natural History Museum, showcasing more than 500 pieces of precious amber derived from fossilized resins with insects and small animals trapped inside. Wow! Who knew? Learn more!

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