National museum exhibits over 140 antiques from China’s Bronze Age

Beijing: More than 140 bronze antiques from China’s bronze age were recently exhibited at the National Museum of China.

Dating back to multiple dynasties including Shang, Zhou, Qin and Han, which spanned from around 1600 B.C. to A.D. 220, all the antiques were excavated in Baoji, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, and nearby areas.

According to the museum, bronze items constitute the most representative tangible heritage from Shang and Zhou dynasties, and the characters engraved on them, called Jinwen in Chinese, represent an important phase in the history of Chinese characters and serve as evidence of historical events.

Divided into three sections of art, stories and wisdom inside Jinwen, the exhibition will last until mid-October.

Baoji is known as a home to Chinese bronze ware, with many antiquities excavated around the city over the years.