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Liangzhu Museum reopens to public in Hangzhou
Last Updated: 2018-06-27 07:23 | Xinhua
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CHINA-HANGZHOU-LIANGZHU MUSEUM-REOPENING (CN)

Visitors view exhibits at the new Liangzhu Museum in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, June 26, 2018. More than 600 cultural relics are exhibited at the museum which reopened on Monday after ten months of renovation. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Liangzhu Museum in east China's Hangzhou reopened to the public Monday after 10 months of closure.

Visitors now can see the latest archaeological exhibit - the ruins of the ancient Liangzhu City and large water projects dating back about 5,000 years in Zhejiang Province.

More than 600 cultural relics are on display at the museum, which covers an area of 40,000 square meters, nearly double the number of previously shown cultural relics.

The use of high-tech is the highlight of the reopening. Nineteen digital multi-media projects will vividly display the culture of Liangzhu, including the climate change in the Taihu Lake area, the history of rice planting, and the symbols and characters carved on the pottery and stonewares produced in the region.

In January, the archaeological site was officially submitted to UNESCO to compete for recognition as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2019.

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