Jinsha Site Museum was built and opened to the public six years after the discovery of the Jinsha Site in 2001. Formerly the capital of the ancient Shu in the Shang or Western Zhou dynasty (between 3,200 and 2,600 years prior), Jinsha covered an area of 5 km2. The ruins of Jinsha were found on significant building foundations that encompassed a sacrificial area, homes, and large-scale burial grounds. Over 5000 relics have been unearthed at Jinsha – a feat remarkable in itself – however, it is the gold, bronze, jade, stone, ivory, and bone artifacts that draw those curious about historical life here. One of the most fascinating treasures is the Golden Sun Bird, a mysterious gold totem featuring the sun and birds of spirit. Inextricably linked to Chengdu, the Golden Sun Bird is now Chengdu city’s emblem.
Update: December 01, 2021