12th Century Chinese Painting Costs $247,000 to Display

Engineers from Beijing University were called upon to construct a special display case for one of China's most famous paintings: a 16+-foot-long silk masterpiece dating to the 12th century.

"Qingming Festival on the River," a work prized for its historical detail, portrays life in ancient China, and is being shown in its entirety for the first time, at a cost of US$247,000.