The Flood Tablet, a piece of the world's oldest literature, is on display at the National Museum of China in Beijing on March 1, 2017. [Photo by Jiang Dong/Asianewsphoto]
Among the 100 sets of objects, there are stone tools dating back 20,000 to two million years ago, artifacts of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, cultural relics of Europe, the East and the Americas during the Middle Ages, and exhibits showing the cultures of different continents since modern times.
Chinese objects on display include a civil official figure discovered in a Tang Dynasty tomb dated from about AD 730 in Henan province and a ceramic amphora produced between AD 600 and 700.
The exhibition is not intended to show the differences between cultures but what they have in common.
The exhibition will run until May 31.