Treasures of Sunken Silver

Treasures of Sunken Silver
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The Sunken Treasure at the bottom of the Mingjian River in Southern China, following a battle, the details of which have since been forgotten, are no longer just a thing of legend. Last year, archeological excavations in the county of Pengshan, in Sichuan, uncovered Sunken Treasure. Thanks to the efforts of these archeologists, today it possible to admire one of the most important archeological finds of 2017 at the National Museum of China. There are 500 relics in silver, but also gold, and precious objects and coins, dating back to the end of the Ming Dynasty. Meanwhile, quotidian objects reconstruct the atmosphere of the middle and late Imperial periods. And what’s more, the entire exhibition is set up to inform visitors of progress made in the field of archeology and to illustrate, through video and other multi-media support, the new technology used in recovering the Sunken Silver.
Arianna Papalia - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing