Approximately 40 kilometers from Chengdu is Guanghan City and it’s here, in the northeast corner of the famous Sanxingdui Ruins – one of China’s most significant Bronze Age archeological sites – you will find Sanxingdui Museum. First discovered in the 1920s, then excavated in 1934, and finally opened to the public in 1997, some of the more remarkable relics discovered here include a 2.62-meter statue, an oversized bronze mask, and a bronze tree that stands nearly four meters. These relics are considered uniquely representative of Sanxingdui. New discoveries were made at Sanxingdui Ruins right up until the most recent excavation (the 37th!) in March 2021; a fact even more remarkable given that the previous excavation occurred 35 years prior in 1986.
Update: December 01, 2021