The Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology opened the cultural relics storerooms to the public for the first time

2018-09-21 09:19:16 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

On September 13th, over 20 citizen representatives came to the archaeological base of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology to participate in the activity of “the Public Entering the Government”. The Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, the organizer of this event, invited the representatives of the citizens to visit the Yangguanzhai archaeological site and the Jingwei base used for preserving the unearthed relics, demonstrated and publicized the achievements of Shaanxi cultural heritage protection to the public.

During the visit to the Yangguanzhai archaeological site, Yang Liping, the person in charge of the archaeological excavation of Yangguanzhai, gave a detailed introduction to the background, the excavation and the protection of the Yangguanzhai site. He also answered the questions raised by the representatives. According to Yang, the Yangguanzhai site was the only well-preserved large-scale and ring-shaped settlement site in the Miaodigou period (4005 to 2780 BC). The burial area here has a history of about 5,000 years. People standing here can feel like that they are travelling through time and space.

In the unearthed relics preservation storerooms of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, the Jingwei base, citizen representatives visited the restoration room containing the chariots and horses from the Western Zhou period unearthed in Zhouyuan site, Hejia Village, the specimen showroom and the stone carving storeroom in succession. They also listened to the experts who explained the protection status of these precious cultural relics, and the stories behind them. It was learned that it was the first time for the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology to open the cultural relic warehouses to the public. It was the first time for many precious cultural relics collected in the institute to be showed to the public.

After the visit, Zhou Kuiying, the Deputy Director of the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, Sun Zhouyong, and the president of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology had discussions with the citizen representatives. The representatives said that cultural relics protection required not only enthusiasm, but also certain professional knowledge. After this activity, they would pay more attention to the protection of the cultural relics in the future, and publicize the importance of cultural relic protection to the people around them, thus attracting more people to participate in the protection.

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