China is a land filled with surprises of all kinds. If it is history that impresses you, the Sanxingdui museum is sure to amaze any visitor with its astounding collection that is sure to take your breath away. Sanxingdui Museum is located close to the Sanxingdui archaeological site. It is believed that it dates back to almost 2000 B.C. The site is located north of Nanxing Town in the Guanghan City in China’s Sichuan Province.
In 1988, taking note of its impressive range of exhibits, the massive wealth of the contents, and also the uncommonness and valuable nature of its excavated items, the site was declared as a National Key Cultural Relics Protected Unit. Antiques unearthed from Sanxingdui are considered to be the treasured human cultural vestiges, which are some of the most expensive in the study of science, art, history and culture with the supreme decorative texture in the immense assortment of Chinese antiques.
The unearthing of a considerable number of impressive relics resulted in a great commotion. In 1986, two massive sacrificial pits believed to be belonging to the Shang Period from 1600 BC -1100BC were unearthed. Those contained more than one thousand bronze, jade and gold items. The findings completely surprised and even shocked not only the whole country but also the world. The findings further proved that more than 3,000 years ago, Sanxingdui was indeed the capital of the olden Shu Kingdom.
Amongst the collection of antiquities, there was an assortment of distinctive, fantastic bronze items. Those included objects such as an unusual bronze mask, a stately standing figurine and also a very tall bronze holy tree. All these were unmatched and comprehensive materials for their period. What is more, the gold objects such as a gleaming gold sculpture and the jade ware such as the patterned tablets were later found to be the first ever spotted of their sort.
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