Sanxingdui Museum, Guanghan, China

The Sanxingdui Museum is located in the northeast corner of the ruins of Sanxingdui, which is at the bank of Duck River in the west of Guanghan City, Sichuan Province, known as a famous historical and cultural city. It is 38 kilometers north from Chengdu and 26 kilometers south from Deyang. It is a large modern thematic museum. The foundation of the museum was laid in August 1992 and it was formally opened to the public in October 1997.

Sanxingdui Museum is a thematic museum built on Sanxingdui site which mainly collects and exhibits thousands artifacts of bronze, jade and gold in ancient Shu period three thousand years ago. Dreamy art of ancient China, amazing heritage of lost civilization, here is the best wathching and learning place of the Sanxingdui Culture.

Sanxingdui Museum covers an area of about 33 hectares of which the afforested area is over 80%. There are two exhibition halls in the museum, including the First Exhibition Hall and the Second Exhibition Hall. The display area is nearly 12000 square meters. The First Exhibition Hall exhibits gold, copper, jade, stone, pottery, etc. while the Second Exhibition Hall is specially used to exhibit bronze.

Since the establishment and opening of the museum, it has received more than three million visitors at home and abroad. The Sanxingdui cultural relics have been presented in Switzerland, Germany, England, Denmark, America, Japan, Australia, France and so on since 1993 and aroused great amazement wherever they appear.

Sanxingdui Museum Museum shape shape and landscape, historical sites and cultural relics of the combination of art, financial original meaning and modern as one, designed to show the Sanxingdui culture and Sanxingdui civilization. There are antique sacrificial ceremonies and large-scale performance venues for modern cultural and sports activities. There are classical buildings and dining and entertainment facilities. There are lawns, watersheds, rockeries and watercourses. There are children’s parks. Museum of the main building shape and the pursuit of geomorphology, historical sites and cultural relics combined with the charm of art, but also reflects the museum “Museum and Park” with the characteristics.

The establishment of the Sanxingdui Museum is a re-understanding of the culture of Bashu, changing the view of historians, that is, compared with the Central Plains region, the ancient Bashu area is a relatively closed place, no association with the Central Plains civilization or little contact. The Sanxingdui Museum and its ruins prove that it should be an important cultural center before and after the Xia and Shang dynasties in China, and has some connection with the Central Plains culture, which verifies the authenticity of the ancient literature. In the past, the historians believed that the birthplace of the Chinese nation was the Yellow River basin and then gradually spread to the whole of China. The discovery of the Sanxingdui pushed the history of the ancient Shu to 5000 years ago, proving that the Yangtze River Basin, like the Yellow River basin, The birthplace of the Yangtze River Basin has proved that there is no less than the Yellow River Basin region of the ancient civilization, there are views that the Sanxingdui represents the ancient Qiang people Yi culture.

Basic display
General Hall:
Comprehensive exhibition hall Chen Zhanjin, copper, jade, stone, pottery and other kinds of cultural relics, to class title, because of the results of view, vertical through, horizontal start, introduce ancient Shu history and Sanxingdui ancient Shu in various fields made brilliant achievements. The museum to Sanxingdui ruins panoramic curtain as the main exhibits to the bottom of the altar of a pair of strange shape of the sacred animal for the prototype production of the main sculpture, supplemented by a large fresco “the source of the Yangtze River civilization.”

The second unit is “Wuhua Tianfu – Sanxingdui agriculture and commerce”; the third unit is “the soil of the earth The fourth unit for the “fire with God – Sanxingdui jade”; the fifth unit for the “fire melting gold – Sanxingdui smelting”; the sixth unit is “Tongtian tree – ancient Shu A symbol of wisdom and spirit.

Bronze Museum:
Bronze Museum to bronze head of the first bird as the main iconic sculpture, supplemented by large copper relief back screen, through continuous progressive combination of scenes, a comprehensive system to show the Sanxingdui bronze statue group and a group of ancient Shu bronze God Device. The bronze museum is divided into six exhibition halls, namely: a exhibition hall for the “copper cast magic face, carrying the soul – mysterious mask”; two exhibition hall as “illustrious gods, “The emperor of the earth, the gods dance – sacrifice ceremony”; four exhibition hall as “stands the mortal world, communication world – group witch long”; five exhibition hall for the ” Exhibition hall for the “mentality – Sanxingdui archaeological record”.

Exit exhibition
Sanxingdui Museum focuses on international exchanges and cooperation with international exhibitions. Sanxingdui cultural relics have successively exhibited more than 10 countries and regions, and more than a dozen museums held a special exhibition.