Chinese cultural exhibition kicks off in Morocco
RABAT, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- A cultural exhibition featuring the civilization of Chinese ancient Shu Kingdom kicked off in Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday with nearly 100 guests attending the opening ceremony.
"Mysterious ancient Shu Kingdom: Sanxingdui and Jinsha cultural exhibition" was organized jointly by China Cultural Center in Rabat, Sanxingdui Museum and Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum, which will last until Sept. 29.
During the exhibition, visitors can see 12 pieces of replicas of representative cultural relics unearthed from the Jinsha site and Sanxingdui, such as bronze masks and gold foil of Sun God Birds. They can also learn more about the mysterious ancient kingdom through digital-interactive means such as VR glasses.
After the opening ceremony, Xiao Xianjin, former curator of the Sanxingdui Museum, and Yao Fei, deputy curator of the Jinsha Site Museum, gave lectures on the ancient civilization.
Yao said that since the 20th century, major archaeological discoveries of the Sanxingdui and Jinsha sites have been dominated by a large number of bronzes, goldware, jade, pottery, ivory and other cultural relics with unique shapes and strong regional features.
The ancient Shu Kingdom, showcased by these cultural relics, is a representative of the early civilization of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in China.
Chen Dongyun, cultural counselor of the Chinese embassy in Morocco and director of China Cultural Center in Rabat, expressed the hope that the exhibition will showcase the Chinese civilization from another aspect and deepen the understanding of the Moroccan people about China.