Shaanxi to build China's first archaeology museum

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-12-3 22:08:14

China's first archaeology museum will be built in Xi'an city in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the provincial department of cultural relics announced on Wednesday.

With a total investment of 315 million yuan ($51.2 million), the museum will be in Chang'an District of Xi'an.

Xi'an, famous for the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, was the capital for 13 dynasties. The province owns 235 national cultural relics protection sites.

According to the plan, the museum will cover 170,000 square meters and will include exhibition halls of archaeological history and the latest archaeological discoveries. The museum will also have a cultural relic protection lab and an academic exchange center.

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