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Historic tomb artifacts make debut in China's museum

Updated: 2021-12-01 10:47 ( Xinhua )
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Seven artifacts unearthed from a high-profile tomb on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau made their debut on Tuesday in the provincial museum of Northwest China's Qinghai.

The delicate artifacts included a phoenix hairpin and a gold necklace, both with inlaid kallaites, and a string of agate beads. They were discovered in the Xuewei No.1 Tomb, part of the Reshui Tombs in Dulan county.

They are among over 1,000 artifacts found in the Xuewei No.1 Tomb, the most structurally intact tomb ever unearthed on the plateau.

Archaeologists believe that the craftsmanship and design of some burial objects have Central and West Asian ethnic features, indicating the area used to be a pivotal hub on the ancient Silk Road.

"What the exhibition wants to display is not only cultural relics but also the archaeologists behind them, as well as the innovative ideas and technologies during the excavation process," said Han Jianhua, associate researcher with the Institute of Archaeology under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

The museum tries to introduce the tomb to the audience through various means such as miniature landscape, tomb model restoration, films and documentaries, Han said.

The Xuewei No.1 Tomb was selected as one of China's top 10 archaeological finds of 2020.

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The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2022 China International Travel Mart was launched in Kunming, Yunnan province today. The three-day event opened at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a theme focusing on smart innovation and high-quality tourism industry aspects.

The news conference was held in the city on Thursday. Zhang Xilong, first class inspector of the Bureau of the International Communication and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and Lou Kewei, deputy-director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yunnan province presented the meeting along with academy and entrepreneur representatives.

The conference introduced the preparations and relevant activities of the mart, such as a forum on smart tourism and innovation, a symposium on international travel communication and cooperation in the framework of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a workshop on the China-Laos railway’s contribution to building an Asian community with a shared future.

According to the news meeting, the 2022 travel mart covers about 80,000 square meters, with about 4,200 standard booths. 71 countries and regions attended the event both online and offline, and 31 domestic provinces, cities and autonomous regions and 261 independent exhibition teams.

Online services will be provided to the overseas buyers and sellers in the light of time zones. They could also have a face-to-face negotiation at the mart as well.

The mart also has diverse displays to show culture and tourism, physical education and tourism, as well as overseas tourism and museums.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Palace Museum and museums from other provinces will attend the travel mart.

At the event, Yunnan province will have 2,000 standard booths in four separate sections; each will show culture tourism, healthy lifestyles, physical education tourism and culture tourism consumption.

The travel mart will also stick to the rules of pandemic prevention and control while having the activities go on smoothly.

The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
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