Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum is one of China's modern theme museums, which is located to the north of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, and open to public since October 1997. It houses the remarkable artifacts discovered in the Sanxingdui archaeological site which is in Guanghan County in the southwest of the museum.

The Sanxingdui Site can be dated back to as early as the Neolithic period, where thousands of invaluable artifacts were discovered and excavated during the last century. In 1929 a local farmer accidentally unearthed a stash of exquisite jade relics, which started people's search and study about this mysterious and invaluable archaeological site dated as being from the 12th - 11th centuries B.C. Two staple sacrificial pits were found in 1986, which aroused attention and interest in the international academic circle. All the discoveries in the site represent the precious cultural heritage of human civilization, and unveil a splendid page of unknown history.

Sanxingdui Museum integrates the Sanxingdui cultural relics' collection and preservation, academic research, and social education as a whole, housing thousands of bronze, gold, jade, pottery and bone artifacts that bespeak themselves as the most appealing ones amongst the abundance of Chinese cultural relics. Some of the gorgeous collections include a gold-masked bronze human head, a 4.5 feet wide eyes-protruding bronze mask, an 8.6 feet tall bronze standing figure and so on. All the treasures on display successfully attract worldwide appreciation.

What's more, the solemn and grand design of the exhibition halls and the peaceful surroundings of the museum better showcase the charm and the sense of mystery to culture admirers and appreciators.