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Liuzhou City Museum

Updated: 2008-01-18 18:00:39

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The Liuzhou City Museum, located at Liuzhou City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and founded at the end of 1958, is a local historical museum of China. The Museum has successively excavated a few ancient tombs and the former cultural sites of Liujiang Man fossil andBailiandongCave, and discovered the former site of ancients and animal group fossils in the caves ofSouth China.

The Museum has collected more than 5,000 relics (not including the fossil samples), particularly the folk custom relics of the minority groups of Zhuang,Yao, Miao and Dong. There are over 20 Class One collections, of which a set of bells from the Warring States Period (475-221BC), theChunyu(ancient bronze musical instrument), bronze mirror and bronze drum from the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) are rare ones. The basic exhibition of the Museum is the Exhibition of Relics Collected by the Museum, divided into three parts -- the primitive society, the slave society and the feudal society -- to display mainly the ceramics, bronze and ironware, painting and calligraphy, jade, gold and silver jewels, handicraft carvings, the ancient and extinct animals and plants and palaeoanthropological fossils.

The Museum has held a few exhibitions on special topics such as the Exhibition of Historical Relics of Ming Dynasty in Liuzhou and the Exhibition of Folk Custom Relics of Minority Groups of Zhuang, Miao, Yao and Dong, as well as an auxiliary exhibition of the Memorial Hall of Liu Zongyuan.

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