Major Archaeological Discoveries of China in Recent Years
25 July – 24 September 2007
Special Exhibition Gallery
Jointly presented by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organized by Hong Kong Museum of History and Art Exhibitions China
The archaeological discoveries of China in recent years have brought new perspectives for the studies of Chinese history and culture. Featuring 120 sets of cultural relics excavated from various archaeological sites in China, this exhibition revealed the major achievements of Chinese archaeology over the past decades. Highlights included exquisite bronze objects, pottery figures, lacquer wares, well-carved jade ornaments, Buddhist relics, as well as rarely seen gold and silver wares. The exhibits came from 11 museums and cultural institutions of 9 provinces in China, with a long period spanning from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty. Most of them had never been put on display in Hong Kong before. This exhibition is one of the celebration programmes to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR.