Exterior View, Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum

Chengdu, Sichuan | China

About the Museum

The Jinsha Site was found in February 2001 in urban Chengdu. It covers 5 square-kilometers, and dates back to 12th to 7th century BC (approximately 2900-3200 years ago). It was the capital of the ancient Shu Kingdom, which is considered to be the ancient civilization center along Yangtze River. It is the first major archaeological discovery in China at the beginning of the 21st century, and also a significant archaeological event following the discovery of the Sanxingdui Site in Sichuan Province. The discovery of Jinsha Site is of great significance for the study of Shu culture, including its origin, development, and decline, and provides convincing evidence for an explanation of the abrupt disappearance of Sanxingdui culture. Jinsha Site revives the lost glory in history, and unveils the prosperity of ancient Shu kingdom. So far, archaeologists have unearthed important features of large-scale palace foundation, sacrificial area, residential area, and burial site.

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