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Three Gorges Museum

Three Gorges MuseumThe Three Gorges Museum situates opposite the Chongqing People's Hall. It is a public undertaking for the long-term preservation, history education and scientific research in respect of cultural relics and the natural environment of Chongqing and the Three Gorges area. The exterior of the museum has cambered walls and vitreous dome, representing the historical culture of Three Gorges and their origins. In addition, there are large-scale bas-reliefs, bronze sculptures and the Ecological Corridor that is one kilometer in length (about 1,094 yards).

 

The museum is a part of the huge project of the Three Gorges Dam, where there are 1087 relic sites will be submerged in water. China's 68 scientific institutions have been excavating and researching the sites in the Three Gorges area for ten years. They have successfully completed 338 archeological projects and made a lot of discoveries. All the invaluable relics are carefully moved to the exhibition halls in the Three Gorges Museum. The staffs in the museum compiled and categorized these archeological discoveries, and then made volumes of catalogue for the convenience of scientific research and easy access to the general public.


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