Archeology allows us to get close to a tangible history of China, similar but always different from what has been documented by words, thus helps to deepen our understanding of the ancient Chinese civilization.
This book is our editor’s selection of the ten most representative archeological relics in China, from the Liangzhu Old town in Neolithic Age to the well known Guanhan Sanxingdui, from the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor to the Mogao Grotto, etc. Best archeologists such as Xu Hong and Fan Jinshi are chosen as tour guides, who have led the readers to a journey of ancient Chinese civilization with their own stories.
Materials like location map, plan and cross-section drawings for important relics are also included in the book to restore the archeological sites. With enriched information on the historical backgrounds, discovery process, extended readings, and exhibition information, this book is a perfect companion not only to the history fans, but also to those planning to visit the relic museums in person.
This book is the winner of WENJIN award in 2021 sponsored by National Library of China.