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Exhibition highlights unique origins

By ZHENG CAIXIONG in Guangzhou | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2024-02-29 07:32
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Nurtured by the Same Water, Bronze Age Civilizations in the Yangtze River Basin at Guangdong Museum is the first such exhibition held in Guangdong province to showcase the Bronze Age civilizations in the Yangtze River Basin. It displays 137 rare exhibits from the region. ZHENG ERQI/CHINA DAILY

A special exhibition in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, showcases unique Bronze Age civilizations and long-standing Chinese culture.

The exhibition, Nurtured by the Same Water, Bronze Age Civilizations in the Yangtze River Basin, demonstrates the unique temperament and styles of the three ancient Chinese cultural circles of Ba and Shu, Jing and Chu and Wu and Yue, as well as the cultural atmosphere of mutual integration and promotion.

The exhibition in Guangdong Museum in this southern metropolis displays a collection of 137 sets of precious exhibits from the Yangtze River Basin, including 54 first-class cultural relics, depicting the politics, military, culture, society and life in the ancient Chinese dynasties in the region, one of the cradles of Chinese civilization.

Major exhibits include bronze masks, swords and ancient chime bells, which were unearthed in the area.

The exhibition, which opened on Feb 6, will run until June 2. It is co-organized by 18 museums and cultural units from the Yangtze River Basin.

Ye Wei, curator of the exhibition, says it allows visitors to experience, and get a sense of, the unique charm and cultures of Bronze Age civilizations along the winding Yangtze River.

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