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Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum, which is located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China, is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 370,000 items,[1] including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects.

The Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an possesses a treasure of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi. The museum covers an area of 1,100 square meters. As a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang-dynasty architectural style, it houses a large collection of Shaanxi cultural relics and shows the development of the Chinese civilization. You will discover how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture.

The Basic Exhibition Hall is composed of 3 exhibition halls. The No 1 exhibition displays the articles used by the ape man in the primitive society, including rough stone tools, the pottery, bronze sacrificial vessels, weapons and terracotta figures. Some important historical events are introduced on the scroll painting in the No 2 Exhibition Hall, including papermaking, one of China's great inventions. In the No 3 Exhibition Hall, the model of the 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. The exhibitions in this hall are often themed on the history or the culture relics of Shaanxi Province, such as the 'Shaanxi Bronze Ware Exhibition', the 'Shaanxi Pottery Figure Exhibition' and the 'Buddhist Culture Relic Exhibition'.

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