Cherish the Freeze-frame History Treasure the Immortal Civilization
Jun. 13, 2015 is the 10th China Cultural Heritage Day, themed by “Achievements Protection, All-the-people Share”. For this reason, under the guidance of State Administration of Cultural Heritage, Jinsha Site Museum specially sponsored the “National Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries Enter the Museums” series of activities in cooperation with China Cultural Relics News, such as opening ceremony of “National Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries Enter the Museums” series of activities, series of lectures on national top 10 new archaeological discoveries including “Bronze Bells and Tripods Chiming, Songs of Moralized Rites Lasting – Guojiamiao State of Zeng Tomb in Zaoyang of Hubei, Recall of National Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries in Sichuan Over the Years Photo Exhibition, Ba – An Ancient Kingdom Lost for Thousands of Years Special Exhibition, etc.
Listen to the Echoes of History
On the afternoon of Jun.13, as the team leaders excavating “National Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries” in 2014 – Guojiamiao State of Zeng Tomb in Zaoyang of Hubei and Chieftain Family Yang’s Tomb in Bozhou, Xinpu, Zunyi of Guizhou respectively, researcher Fang Qin (Director of Hubei Institute of Archaeology) and researcher Zhou Bisu (Director of Guizhou Institute of Archaeology) both came to Jinsha and gave two theme lectures, titled “Bronze Bells and Tripods Chiming, Songs of Moralized Rites Lasting – Guojiamiao State of Zeng Tomb in Zaoyang of Hubei” and “Ups and Downs – Chieftain Family Yang’s Tomb in Bozhou Xinpu, Zunyi of Guizhou”. Meanwhile, Wang Renxiang, member of the Society for Chinese Archaeology and director of Specialized Committee for Public Archaeology Guiding under the Chinese Society of Archaeology (CSA), also attended the lectures and made wonderful comments.
In addition, the Photo Exhibition revolving around a series of important archaeological discoveries in Sichuan was held at the Relics Hall of Jinsha Site Museum from Jun. 13 to Oct. 7. Through recalling the 5,000-year long history of Ba Shu Area together with the audiences, it brought the archaeological discoveries accessible to the public, rather than limited to scholars and experts.
Treasure Memories of the Time
At the launching ceremony of “National Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries Enter the Museums”, Yang Shengnan, an expert in ancient Chinese writing, donated more than 7,000 long-cherished books, including oracle bone inscriptions and other ancient writing research data, and historical documents, research anthology as well as all kinds of reference books and series.
And more preciously, Mr. Yang donated all the hundred manuscripts accumulated for many years. Mainly relevant to history of Shang and Zhou Dynasties, ancient writing, and historical and geographical subject data, these manuscripts actually serve as a reflection of his rigorous attitude toward scholarship between the lines.
Backtrack the Missing Ba State Uncover Its Thousand-year Puzzle
Besides, as one of the top 10 new archaeological discoveries in 2010, Ba – An Ancient Kingdom Lost for Thousands of Years Special Exhibition will be on show from Jul. 7 to Oct. 7 in Jinsha Site Museum.
The exhibition comprises of four parts including “Who is the master of the mysterious tomb?”, “What kind of country the Ba State is?”, “Catering and fashion of Ba State”, “Sacrifice and funeral of Ba State”, telling the wonderful archaeological stories of Ba State in Western Zhou Dynasty and exploring its prosperity and decline. On the opening day, archaeological special lecture titled “Ba State Dreamed for 3,000 Years” will also be held, speaking about history of the Ba State failed to be recorded by documents on and on. Besides, the exhibition will in combination with summer social education work, carry out a series of archaeological exploration and interactive experience activities including Archaeology of “Ba” in Play to let children perceive the history of Ba State in joy.
Explore the “Mysterious City” in Ancient Shu with Children
It was exactly the 10th China Cultural Heritage Day, when the Teenager Education Experience Area was opened in Jinsha Site Museum for the first time and greeted more than 100 teenagers and children.
In addition to regular rich and colorful social education activities in the Teenager Education Experience Area, other series of themed social education activities are also launched by “Jinsha Hall of Intelligence”, the brand of social education activities in Jinsha Site Museum. For instance, the “Play in Museum” activity underway in this month, regular weekly interesting answer sheets, Jinsha relics scratch painting, simple and interesting knowledge lectures, as well as the child play Jinsha Kingdom – Sun and Immortal Bird Gold Foil self-directed and acted by Jinsha interpreters. These activities have attracted many children and parents, sharing cultural heritage knowledge with them in joy.