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Silk Road civilization exhibition opens in Beijing

Date: 2019.04.15 Author: Celia Tang

On April 11th, an exhibition of treasures from national museums along the Silk Road opens at National Museum of China in Beijing. The exhibition themes as “Sharing a Common Future”, will last until July 14th. The participating museums include national museums of Cambodia, Japan and Kazakhstan.


The exhibition is sponsored by the national museums of China and 12 other countries. The exhibition features 234 items of selected cultural relics that display the diversity of culture and civilizations along the land and maritime Silk Roads. These precious treasures on display fully demonstrate the fusion and mutual learning of science, technology and art among countries along the Belt and Road.


Silk Road is an ancient trade network connecting the East and West. It is also an important belt for the cultural communication in many countries. The trade along the Silk Road played a significant role in the development of the civilizations of China, Korea, Japan, Indian, Europe, and Africa, which opens long-distance political and economic relations between the civilizations.