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Quake causes huge damage to cultural relics
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A total of 169 cultural relics sites under state protection and 250 provincial-level ones suffered damages of various degrees during the May 12 quake, official source said Friday.

Of the damaged relics, two were on the World Heritage List, the State Administration of Cultural Heritage said.

In total, 2,766 pieces of relics were damaged, of which 292 were considered very precious, the administration said.

(Xinhua News Agency June 6, 2008)

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