AP MEMBER FEATURE EXCHANGE ADVANCE FOR APRIL 13TH -- This March 28, 2014 photo shows a detail of one the hand-crafted miniaturized models of Chinese pagodas, which was made about 100 years ago by Chinese orphans.  Boston College students found the models, which were thought lost. (AP Photo/Joanne Rathe, The Boston Globe)
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AP MEMBER FEATURE EXCHANGE ADVANCE FOR APRIL 13TH -- This March 28, 2014 photo shows a detail of one the hand-crafted miniaturized models of Chinese pagodas, which was made about 100 years ago by Chinese orphans. Boston College students found the models, which were thought lost. (AP Photo/Joanne Rathe, The Boston Globe)

Search for Chinese relics ends near Boston College campus

The Associated Press

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BOSTON — While in Shanghai last year, Boston College professor Jeremy Clarke heard a strange tale that could have sprung from the pages of a classic mystery novel: Nearly 100 scale models of historic Buddhist pagodas, exquisitely crafted by Chinese orphans a century ago, had seemingly vanished.

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