Beautiful, Wild and Weird: Art from China's Forbidden City

Ancient bells

China's Forbidden City, art

(Image credit: Owen Jarus.)

One of a set of 12 bells built by Emperor Qianlong in AD 1761. It stands several feet tall.

Owen Jarus
Live Science Contributor

Owen Jarus is a regular contributor to Live Science who writes about archaeology and humans' past. He has also written for The Independent (UK), The Canadian Press (CP) and The Associated Press (AP), among others. Owen has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and a journalism degree from Ryerson University.