The construction project of a museum and cultural park will start in the first half of the year near the village of Erlitou in the city of Luoyang, Henan province, announced by the local cultural heritage authorities on 16, Feb, 2017.
The museum will be built on the ruins of the capital of the Xia Dynasty (2100 - 1600 BC), China's earliest dynasty. The ruins have been excavated since 1959 with an area of over 40,000 square meters. The museum will showcase around 40,000 items, such as excavated antiques, text and graphic documents related to the early dynasties, including the Xia and Shang (1600-1046 BC).
A cultural ruins park covering 41 hectares will also be built. It will protect and display the sites of the ancient city walls, palace, roads, as well as handcraft workshops of bronze casting and turquoise, and the sacrifice venue of the ruins.