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Forbidden City goes virtual with IBM

Steven Schwankert | Oct. 10, 2008
IBM and Beijing's Palace Museum have launched a virtual tour of the Forbidden City.

Following the overthrow of the imperial system in 1911, China's last emperor, Aisin Gioro Pu Yi, remained in the Forbidden City until 1924, when he was forced out. The palace then became property of the state and was converted into a museum, opening 83 years ago Friday, in 1925. It is now one of the world's most visited museums.

 

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