All entries for Wednesday 31 January 2007
January 31, 2007
Writing about web page http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007\01\27\story_27-1-2007_pg9_12
A 2,500-year-old mirror worth £500,000 was dropped and smashed on a Chinese TV show. A model was showing the ancient mirror to the audience when it slipped from her hands and fell to the floor. It shattered into pieces, shocking the audience - especially owner Chen Fengjiu who was sitting in the front row.
Ouch. That mirror managed to survive not only the Warring States Period (战国时代), but also countless other wars. It predates even the first unification of China.
And it's destroyed by a hapless model. Oh dear.
Someone's not keeping her job