1,225 Pieces (Sets) of Exquisite Cultural Relics Appear at an Exhibition at Zhengzhou Museum in Central China’s Henan Province
Jiahu Bone Flute dating back more than 8,000 years, Bronze Turquoise-inlaid Plaque that has caused a great flutter in archaeology, Sword of Zhu Fan who was the prince of the Wu State during the Spring and Autumn period...On August 27, “Performance of Civilization - The Exhibition Marking the 70th Anniversary of Archaeology in Henan Province since 1949” kicked off at Zhengzhou Museum, displaying 1,225 sets of exhibits. The exhibition, which runs until November 27, is free to the public.
The exhibition consists of 4 parts, fully demonstrating the major archaeological discoveries and research achievements in Henan province in the past 70 years. The exhibits not only include the discoveries from the major archaeological projects that have been selected into the 50 Major Archaeological Discoveries in the 20th Century in China including the Yin Ruins in Anyang, Shang City Ruins in Zhengzhou, Erlitou Site in Yanshi, Jiahu Site in Wuyang, Luoyang City Ruins during the Han and Wei Dynasties, and Zheng-Han Ancient City in the Warring State Period, but also the findings from the recent archaeological projects that have selected into the Ten Major Archaeological Discoveries in China, such as the Paleolithic Site of Xuchang Man in Lingjing, Sunjia Cave Site in Luanchuan, Dongzhao Site in Zhengzhou, Niangniangzhai Site in Xingyang, Cao Cao’s Mausoleum in Anyang, and Han Prince Mausoleum.
The highlights: a group of jade ware unearthed at the Huangshan Site in Nanyang in 2019 is of great significance to the research of cultural exchanges between the south and the north, and the project aimed at tracing the origins of Chinese civilization; the Sword of Zhu Fan unearthed in a tomb of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 B.C.) in Tangyin county at the end of 2018 is not the only self-made sword of the prince Zhu Fan up to now, but also the latest archaeological evidence of the exchanges between the traditional Shanxi culture and the Wuyue culture on the great Central Plains; and the gold coins of the Eastern Roman Empire unearthed in the imperial tombs of the Northern Wei Dynasty (368-534) fully reflect the important position of Luoyang, the capital of Northern Wei Dynasty, during the trade and cultural exchanges between China and the West...