Jinsha Site Museum
Located in the western suburbs of Chengdu Jinsha Jinsha Road, Qingyang District, Jinsha Site Museum is the first major archaeological discovery in 2006, was named the national cultural heritage. As the first major archeological discovery in early 21st century in China, the Jinsha excavation site has rewritten the history of Chengdu city as well as the ancient history of Sichuan Province in general, giving solid evidence to support that the Yangtze Civilization enjoys an equally important position as the Yellow River Civilization in the history of Chinese Civilization.
The museum covers an area of about 300,000 square meters, consists of the Ruins Museum, Exhibition Hall, Heritage Protect Center, Garden Area and the Tourist Reception Center. The total construction area is 37,895 square meters, of which the ground floor area is more than 28,000 square meters, and about 9,000 square meters underground. Green area is over 138,000 square meters, green rate of 70%, plants ginkgo, dawn redwood, machilus and other ancient species.
The Jinsha archaeological site is first discovered in sleeping after 3,000 years by the Sichuan migrant workers in the excavation of Wind Garden Street. After being excavated, there are more than a thousand pieces of precious cultural relics unearthed in the ruins, including: more than 30 pieces of gold, jade and bronze pieces of the 400, 170 stone, ivory, more than 40 devices, the total weight of nearly unearthed tons of ivory, as well as a large number of pottery.
Among the era relics, most is about the Shang Dynasty (17th century B.C. - 11th century B.C.) and the late Western Zhou (11th century B.C. - 771 B.C.) early, a small part for the Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 B.C). Moreover, with the progress of excavation, does not rule out the possibility of important discoveries.
Jinsha Archaeological Site is one of most important sites in pre-Qin Period, is one of the important organic components of the Chinese civilization. The discovery of Jinsha ruins greatly expanded the connotation and denotation of Ancient Shu culture, is of great significance to Shu culture’s origin, development, decline and fall, especially found strong evidence for cracking the mystery of the suddenly demise of the Sanxingdui civilization.
2 Jinsha Yizhi Rd, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
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Taxi or public bus Nos. 5, 7, 32, 41, 79, 82, 83, 84, 88 96, 100, 111, 163, 305, 311, 320
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