Treasures unearthed in Gansu shine light on Dunhuang culture

【Archaeology & Relics】Time:2023-04-20      Source:China Daily      Views:314

A new exhibition of 120 cultural treasures from China's Dunhuang Research Academy has opened in Northwest China's Gansu province. The institute helps oversee the 1,600-year-old Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Dedicated to chronicling the diverse and inclusive nature of Dunhuang culture, this inspiring exhibition has been divided into four sections. Together, they present 120 pieces (sets) of rare relics selected from the Dunhuang Research Academy's collection of around 550 precious sets. The exhibition highlights some of the exchanges between Eastern and Western civilizations that took place along the legendary Silk Road that Dunhuang, an ancient city on this famed trade route, has witnessed throughout its history. It also aims to throw a spotlight on the behind-the-scenes archaeological and research efforts conducted here over the past seven decades.

Tourists visit an exhibition where 120 pieces (sets) of precious cultural relics from China's Dunhuang Research Academy's collection are on display in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province, on April 14, 2023. [Photo/CGTN]



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