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Two Lost Fossils Returned by Canada Officially Transported Back to China

On May 10, Zhao Haisheng, Minister-Counsellor for Cultural Affairs of the Chinese Embassy in Canada, handed over the two China's fossils which were returned by Canadian government at the beginning of the year to Wang Ling, Deputy Director of the Geological Museum of China, on behalf of the Embassy.

One of the transferred fossils is a 220-million-year-old ichthyosaur fossil, and the other is a 250-million-year-old fishbone fossil dating back to Triassic. Both of them are precious relics which have been tracked down and seized by Canadian border organizations in recent years and returned to China.

Entrusted by the Ministry of Land and Resources of China, the Geological Museum of China sent staff to Canada for the transition and transshipment work. The delegation will go to the Consulate-General of China in Toronto on May 11 and deal with the transition of other three returned fossils.

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