China Cultural News In Brief: Museum for Neolithic culture; Ancient Confucius temple

19:14, August 05, 2010      

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The following are some China cultural news in brief.

MUSEUM ON 6,000-YEAR-OLD HONGSHAN CULTURE TO OPEN IN N. CHINA

China's largest museum for Hongshan Culture, an important part of the Neolithic Age, is to open to public on Aug. 8 in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region after three years of construction.

As an aboriginal culture of the Neolithic Age in northern China, the Hongshan Culture existed about 6,000 years ago, covering an area from Chifeng of Inner Mongolia in the north to the northern part of Hebei Province in the south. Remains and major relics of the Culture were discovered in 1935.

The museum, the new venue of Chifeng Museum in Chifeng City, was built at a cost of more than 200 million yuan (29.4 million U.S. dollars).

It will be able to accommodate 1 million visitors a year and host major academic symposiums.

N. CHINA CITY REOPENS 574-YEAR-OLD CONFUCIUS TEMPLE

A 574-year old Confucius Temple has been re-opened in north China's Tianjin Municipality after three years of restoration, according to the local cultural relics authorities.

A 90-meter-long wall with inscriptions of the 16,000-character " Analects of Confucius" was built inside the Tianjin Confucius Temple during the restoration. This was the first time that "The Analects of Confucius" was carved on an outdoor wall in a Confucius Temple in China.

The Tianjin Confucius Temple, the largest group of ancient structures preserved in the city, was built in 1436, covering an area of 15,000 square meters.

Source: Xinhua

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