Guests attend the signing ceremony of project Chinese Archaeology Study Base in Sanhe city of north China's Hebei province on Nov 2, 2014.[Photo/hebei.com.cn]
Chinese Archaeology Study Base will be settled in Sanhe city of north China's Hebei province as the Institute of Archaeology of Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) and the Sanhe municipal government have signed the project agreement there on Sunday.
Wang Wei, director of the Institute of Archaeology and Gu Zhenghai, mayor of Sanhe, signed the agreement on behalf of the two sides at the signing ceremony.
The base, located in the southern part of Yanjiao national high-tech industrial park in Sanhe, is expected to occupy an area of 20 hectares and will include three major halls, namely, an experience hall, an exhibition hall and a cultural relics storage hall.
It will be used for the study of the restoration and replication of cultural relics, exhibition of historical relics, life experience of archaeological activities and archaeological training, as well as to promote traditional cultural education and to develop top tourism products.
Equipped with the world latest equipment and facilities, the center will greatly advance the research and study of Chinese archeology.
At the signing ceremony, Wang Weiguang, president of CASS, showed great gratitude for the support from Sanhe municipal government and hoped the project will be completed on schedule.
Meanwhile, Qin Boyong, vice governor of Hebei Province, said that placing the base in Hebei is a response to the national strategy of coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, but will also enhance Hebei as a strong cultural province.