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Cultural relics of China's Xinjiang to feature in national museum

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-07-09 10:07

An exhibition, featuring cultural relics excavated in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, will open Tuesday at the National Museum of China.

A total of 191 items from the pre-Qin period (pre-221 B.C.) to the Song Dynasty (960-1276) and the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) will be showcased in the exhibition.

Jointly held by the National Museum of China and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, the exhibition is aimed to comprehensively display the ancient culture of Xinjiang and its position within Chinese culture.

Apart from historical items, the exhibition will also include multimedia technologies to better showcase the lives of ethnic groups in the region, living together in harmony over thousands of years.

In 2018, Xinjiang excavated 570 tombs, ranging from the Bronze Age and early Iron Age to around the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.), and unearthed 5,500 cultural relics, mainly pottery, stoneware, metal works and animal bones, according to official statistics.

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