(ECNS) -- The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) on Monday announced it will showcase 120 precious cultural relics from the Sanxingdui Ruins from late September this year, lasting for four months.
Cultural relics such as bronzeware, jade, goldware, pottery artifacts dating back 2,600 to 3,300 years will be displayed. Among the cultural relics, about a half were evacuated during 2020 through 2022, and most of them will be showcased outside Sichuan for the first time.
Bronze figures and masks as well as golden masks unearthed from Sanxingdui Ruins which can date back 3,000 to 3,200 years will also be exhibited at HKPM.
Tang Fei, president of the Sichuan Provincial Cultural Relics and Archeology Research Institute, hopes that through this exhibition, Hong Kong residents can better understand the historical, artistic, and cultural values of the Bronze Age civilization in China.
This special exhibition is one highlight of the HKPM's activities this year, and it will enable domestic and international visitors to understand the life and cultural exchanges among different regions and ethnic groups in ancient China, said Louis Ng, director of the HKPM.
The HKPM signed exhibition cooperation agreements with several museums and archaeology research institutes from Sichuan on Monday.
Located in the city of Guanghan, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the ruins covering an area of 12 square km are believed to be the remnants of the Shu Kingdom, dating back some 4,500 to 3,000 years.