Shaanxi Archaeology Museum

2022-04-27 15:46:36 , Source : Discover Shaanxi

As of 2020, there are 7.74 million cultural relics and 319 museums in Shaanxi, which include most of the important archaeological discoveries in Shaanxi. However, there are still some artifacts that are currently under excavation and restoration, as well as artifacts that have not been displayed before. These cultural treasures are yet to be introduced into the museums.

The Shaanxi Archaeological Museum is a major platform to showcase the cultural relics, based on more than 60 years of archaeological excavations by the Shaanxi Archaeological Research Institute. It is a magnificent museum integrating archaeological research, cultural relics protection, education and display, and cultural industry.

For the first time, these precious cultural relics unearthed from major archaeological excavation projects will be systematically displayed to the audience on a large scale. For the featured artifacts, which could only be seen in the news, visitors can now take a look at them in person in the Shaanxi Archaeological Museum.

History of Chinese Archaeology

Unit 1: The accumulation process of epigraphy, the predecessor of archaeology.

Unit 2: The birth of Chinese archaeology and the beginning of archaeology in Shaanxi —— the archaeology of Douji Terrace.

Unit 3: The development of archaeology in Shaanxi since the founding of New China, involving the famous sites such as the Banpo Site, Bronze Warehousing, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Pit in the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Famen Temple Underground Palace, and Han Yang Ling Mausoleum.

Cultural Genealogy

"The Most Luxurious Car in the Western Zhou Dynasty"——Remains of Carriage Pit at Hejiazhuang

Unit 1 "Paleolithic": This unit focuses on the origins of modern man and the communication and migration of the ancient man;

Units 2, 3 and 4  "Neolithic" "Xia and Shang Dynasties" "Pre-Zhou Culture":

These units introduce the various types of culture that have evolved in Shaanxi, including their distribution, characteristics, and representative sites, also supported by introductions of some archaeological subdisciplines such as zooarchaeology, phytoarchaeology, and physical anthropology;

Unit 5 "Zhouyuan Site": This unit basically summarizes the archaeological accumulations of the Zhouyuan Site over the past sixty years.

Key Archaeological Discoveries

Unit 1: The focus is on the three metropolitan sites of Yangguanzhai, Lushanmao and Shimao.

Unit 2: The richest remains of the Qin, Han, and Tang Dynasties in Shaanxi, including capital cities, imperial tombs, and noble and civilian burials.

Unit 3: The life of the ancient scholars, such as the Lü family cemetery, and the development of the ancient porcelain industry, such as the Yaozhou kiln.

Archaeological Conservation

The exhibition hall involves the restoration, conservation and study of ceramics, bronzes, complex remains, murals, textiles and lacquer.