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Shaanxi History Museum

Why is Shaanxi History Museum special?


The Shaanxi History Museum, a large-scale national comprehensive museum in Xi’an, possesses a treasure of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi, and covers an area of 1,100 square meters for exhibition.


As a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang-dynasty style, it collects the highlights of the Shaanxi culture and shows a development of the Chinese civilization, where you will discover how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture.



Shaanxi History Museum Highlights


Basic Exhibition Hall
The Basic Exhibition Hall is composed of 3 exhibition halls, marked by time order. The No 1 exhibition displays the articles used by the ape man, including rough stone tools, the pottery, bronze sacrificial vessels, weapons and terracotta figures.


In the No 2 Exhibition Hall, papermaking, one of China's great inventions, and some important historical events are portrayed on the scroll painting.


In the No 3 Exhibition Hall, the model of the grand Chang'an City (Xi'an) during the Sui and the Tang Dynasty, the shiny silver and gold utensils, pottery figures and the high-quality chinaware all await to be relished by the eyes.


Theme Exhibition Hall
The exhibitions in this hall are often theme-oriented to show the history or the culture relics of Shaanxi Province, such as the 'Shanxi Bronze Ware Exhibition', the 'Shaanxi Pottery Figure Exhibition' and the 'Buddhist Culture Relic Exhibition'. A fresco hall is under construction, in which visitors will be able to enjoy the frescos unearthed from the tombs of the Tang Dynasty and explore the social life of that time.

Permanent Exhibition Hall
The Museum's permanent exhibition primarily displays Shaanxi's ancient history. Representative pieces from all periods have been selected to show the development of civilization in this region. All of these are accompanied by models of archaeological sites, and drawings, and photographs

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