Archaeology museum opens in China's Shaanxi

Photo taken on July 30, 2020 shows a restored bronze chariot, dating from the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 B.C.-771 B.C.), on display at a base of Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology in Xi'an City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

An archaeology museum opened to the public in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Thursday.

The Shaanxi Archaeology Museum, which features the history of archaeology and protection technologies, has an indoor exhibition area of 5,800 square meters and an outdoor exhibition area of 10,000 square meters.

A total of 5,215 pieces of relics are on display. Most of them are exhibited to the public for the first time, including a tombstone excavated with an epitaph written by Yan Zhenqing, one of the most renowned calligraphers in Chinese history.

Items repaired by archaeologists with advanced technologies are also showcased, which includes a bronze chariot, dating from the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 B.C.-771 B.C.). The excavation site of the chariot is also presented.

Home to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an is renowned for its rich cultural heritage resources. "By showing the real scene of excavation, the museum aims to offer the public a closer look at archaeological research," said Sun Zhouyong, curator of the museum.

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