Since the discovery and excavation of the Sanxingdui ruins, the discovery of the Jinsha site in Chengdu in 2001 has come into the public eye again and gone viral. Large quantities of elaborately made ritual vessels and household utensils, including gold, jade and bronze ware and more, have been unearthed. These artefacts inherited the form and craftsmanship of the relics found in Sanxingdui, and this close connection between them proves the link between the ancient Shu state and the cultures prevalent in the Yellow River basin and the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.
"Light of Jinsha - The Ancient Shu Civilisation" is the first exhibition following the signing of the framework agreement by the Development Bureau and the National Cultural Heritage Administration in November 2022 to further promote cultural heritage exchange and collaboration on archaeological and built heritage. Featuring over 70 pieces of invaluable exhibits including gold, bronze, jade, stone, pottery and lacquered wood artefacts unearthed from the archaeological sites in Sichuan, like Jinsha in Chengdu and Sanxingdui in Guanghan, the exhibition reveals the advanced civilisation of the ancient Shu 4,000 years ago. In parallel, seven archaeological finds from Hong Kong have been selected for the display to demonstrate the “pluralistic integration” of the origins of the ancient Chinese civilisation.
|Date:||30/12/2022 – 29/3/2023|
|Venue:||Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre|
|Opening Hours:||Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am – 7pm
Chinese New Year’s Eve: 10am – 5pm
Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of Chinese New Year