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Saving our relics
挽救我们的文物

Over the past few months, customs officers in Beijing, Nanjing and Shenzhen have seized more than 100 dinosaur egg fossils from travelers who tried to smuggle them out of China.
在过去的几个月里,北京、南京、深圳海关已从旅客那里扣押了一百多个走私的恐龙蛋化石。

All the fossils came from a basin tucked away in the mountains of Xixia Country in western Henan Province, where thousands of dinosaur eggs have been excavated since May.
所有这些化石都隐藏在河南省西部西峡县农村群山中的盆地里,自五月以来,这里挖掘出了上千个恐龙蛋。

The discoveries may help solve the most puzzling questions about the dinosaurs’ 150-million-year history and their extinction 65 million years ago.
这一发现或许能帮忙解答关于恐龙的1.5亿年历史以及它们6500万年前为何灭绝的最大谜团。

However, there is no reason to celebrate the customers’ recent sucesses.
然而,海关此次行动的成功并不值得欢欣鼓舞。

On the contrary, it must be soberly admitted that the smuggling of precious animal and bird fossils out of China for sale abroad has not been effectively checked.
相反,冷静下来,我们必须承认,一些从中国带往海外并贩卖的珍奇异兽的化石并没有有效地得以检控。

Moreever, there is also another kind of activity, without criminal intent, which involves destruction of the cultural relics.
此外,还有一些行为并无犯罪意图,却也毁坏了众多文物。

Urban construction has already damaged a number of historic sites listed for State protection.
在农村建设中,许多列在国家保护名单的历史古迹遭到了破坏。

China’s Cultural Relics Protection Law seeks to stop thefts and ban sales of finds——including fossils——and any activities that may damage historic sites protected by the government.
《中国文物保护法》设法禁止盗挖贩卖以及任何破坏受政府保护的历史古迹考古发掘——包括化石。

What is more, if any culture relics, for instance, an ancient tomb, are unearthed at a construction site, work should stop until specialized excavation by relics protection departments is done.
而且,如果在建筑工地上挖掘到任何文物,例如:发现了古墓,则必须在文物保护部门的专业挖掘之后方可继续施工。

Greater concerted efforts should be made by the whole of society, the media in particular, to popularize the Cultural Relics Protection Law and make the people at large ever more relic-conscious.
文物保护应该获得整个社会更多地关注,特别是媒体,应该推广《文物保护法》,促使人们越来越有文物保护意识。

 
 

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