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Shaanxi to build China's first archaeological museum

By Jiang Feng (People's Daily)

14:46, February 13, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

Shaanxi province in northwest China will build the country's first archaeological museum, according to information from the recent Conference of Heads of Shaanxi's Cultural Relics Bureaus.

The museum will cover an area of 100,000 square meters, with a total floor space of 35,000 square meters. It will focus on specimen display, study of archaeological materials, public participation, and cultural industry.

The museum will include specimen rooms for pottery figurines, ceramics, murals, sculpture, metal, and building materials, and an archaeological materials center which will include a digital center and various archaeological materials such as textual materials, pictures, videos, and stone inscriptions,

In the museum, there will be a center for archaeological science which will provide technical support to the China-Germany Cultural Relics Conservation Laboratory and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage's cultural heritage protection bases.

It will also include a showroom which will show the history of Shaanxi's archaeology and major archaeological discoveries, and a public archaeological center which allows visitors to make objects using ancient techniques at simulated archaeological sites.

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