As you know, Chinese civilization is one of the oldest on earth. We will get acquainted with the museums of this wonderful ancient and country. And we will begin, perhaps, with the China National Museum.
Chinese National Museum located in the capital of the People's Republic of China - in the city of Beijing. And this museum was founded not so long ago - in 1959. It is a four-story building, the facade of which is decorated with eleven columns. Until 2003, two other museums were located in this building: the Museum of the Chinese Revolution and the National Museum of Chinese History. In the above year, the two museum data merged into one.
Later, the museum was closed for restoration for several years, and in March 2011, visitors were pleased with the large size of the museum area and exhibition halls. After repair, the National Museum has tripled! However, only two exhibitions will be free, alas, you will have to pay for the other pleasures. However, the game is worth the candle.
The Chinese National Museum has over a million exhibits. They cover the history of China from the most ancient times to the present day. In addition, the museum presents exhibitions of Chinese art and even the achievements of modern science and technology.
Of the most ancient exhibits, it is undoubtedly worth mentioning the remains of the Yuanmou man, whose age totals more than one and a half million years. The museum can also be proud of the Ding Dynasty tripod made of bronze, about three thousand years old and weighing more than 800 kilograms. This is the largest bronze item from antiquity.
In addition, the museum houses exhibits of the Neolithic era, objects created six thousand years ago BC! Willingly, imbued with respect for the ancient culture and feel some reverence, looking at things that have lived so many eras.
In the Chinese National Museum you can find objects made from a wide variety of materials: bronze, ceramics, porcelain, jade, gold and silver. Also, visitors are presented with the currency of China. At first, shells were used as money, and from the 7th-9th centuries BC, metallic money came into circulation.
Museum visitors can also enjoy samples of ancient Chinese painting and calligraphy.
However, the Chinese National Museum has a place not only for antiquities. We present to your attention the exhibits related to the very recent past. For example, in one of the halls there is a pen with which an agreement was signed to host the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing. The handle cover is decorated with an Olympic symbol - five rings.
You can talk about this endlessly, but let's recall our Russian proverb “It is better to see once than to hear seven times.”