Hong Kong Palace Museum will launch a special exhibition titled "Gazing at Sanxingdui - New Archaeological Discoveries in Sichuan" in late September this year. 120 precious Sanxingdui cultural relics will be on display in Hong Kong for about four months.
The exhibition will focus on new archaeological discoveries in Sichuan, represented by the Sanxingdui Site, displaying bronze, jade, gold and pottery artifacts dating from 2,600 to 3,300 years ago. Nearly half of them are newly excavated relics from the Sanxingdui Site between 2020 and 2022, and most of them will be exhibited outside Sichuan province for the first time.
The key exhibits include various bronze masks, bronze figures and gold masks unearthed from the Sanxingdui site between 3,000 and 3,200 years ago.
Visitors in home and abroad will understand the historical value of the ancient Sichuan bronze civilization, the life and cultural exchanges between different regions and ethnic groups in ancient China.
Furthermore, a series of academic discussions and public education activities on the ancient Sichuan civilization will be held during the exhibition.