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Updated: 2022-08-26 08:27 ( China Daily )
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The Xi'an branch of the national archives, named Wenji Ge, in Shaanxi province.[Photo provided to China Daily]

"It's the earliest existing printed book using the techniques of wooden movable-type printing, created in the 13th century," says Zhao Yinfang, the docent of the exhibition. Comprising nine volumes, the book, excavated in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in 1991, provides important evidence for the invention of movable-type printing in China.

Another exhibition in the Wenxing Building, The History of Chinese Currency, presents the evolving history of money in China, from the earliest cowries, metallic currency during the Qin and Tang dynasties, and the world's earliest paper currency used by Chinese ancient people in the Song Dynasty, to the latest digital renminbi.

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