Great museums of China – Shaanxi museum, Xi’An

P1000658Much further up North from Shanghai, Xi’An is famous for the relatively newly discovered ‘Terracotta Warriors”, though they can be found well outside the city itself. I may later show a few photos of them too, but now I’d like to concentrate on the main museum of the province to be found in the centre of the city proper. This museum may be considered a bit more defined by artifacts from the province around it than in the case of Shanghai, but it doesn’t take anything away from the quality on exhibition. It should not be surprising, however, that the objects often resemble those in Shanghai very much, though a number of them are actually older.


by P. S. and S. Z.J.