China remains a nation that has captured the interest of the rest of the world, since even today the great nation is so uninfluenced by any culture and way of life except its own. Though today it is emerging as one of the greatest superpower countries, it is also home to one of the most ancient civilizations and China has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Among its many accolades, the country is a goldmine for those who love history and archaeology, particularly the city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province, home of the Jinsha Site Museum.
The Jinsha Site was discovered in 2001 and its archaeological finds are up to 3,000 years old, dating back to the Shang and Zhou Dynasty. Among these artefacts are intricate instruments and objects made from jade, gold, stone, ivory, bronze and wood as well as ancient pottery. They are in fairly good condition considering they have been buried for thousands of years, and it is remarkable that man was able to produce objects of this calibre with such detail and precision so many centuries of ago. These ancient artefacts have been found in large numbers and there are more than 200 pieces made from gold, more than 1200 from bronze and more than 1000 from stone for visitors to admire. It is an undeniably grand site and a must see for anyone interested in history.
The Jinsha Site museum itself has been designed using the best technology to take visitors back in time. The entire museum is divided into four sections – an exhibition hall, a relic hall, a cultural heritage protection hall and an ecological garden. The three display sections of the museum are packed with things to see and learn from all the amazing artefacts from the site to displays that portray ancient life. The garden section consists of a large well landscaped area that gives the entire museum a peaceful and serene vibe. The Jinsha Site Museum is not only one of the best archaeological museums in China, but also one of the best in the world and visiting it would prove a great experience.