There I was in Nanjing doing some work in my capacity as international archaeologist adventurer when i happened across an important archaeological artifact that sheds some light on Victorian international relations. It's a small fragment of the original Treaty of Nanking (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Nanking) that was presented to the Chinese by the British after the treaty was ratified by Queen Victoria and Doaguang Emperor in 1842. This was, of course, back when the British Empire was really something to behold and British foreign policy was perhaps a trifle more aggressive.
I believe Queen Victoria had thought it amusing to get the treaty 'set in stone' so they would get the message that little bit more clearly. I have had to censor this for public consumption however. How simply delightful all the same!
Title: Treaty of Nanking fragment Media: Stencils and spraypaint on slate Size: 24 x 50cm approx
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