"The Complete Collection of Murals Unearthed" unveiled in Beijing, capital of China, March 16, 2012. The book, compiled by a 230-strong team since 2007, contains 10 volumes, collecting murals of various historical periods unearthed in various parts of China.[Photo/An Wei,China.org.cn]
Renowned archaeologists and experts gathered at China National Museum of Fine Arts on March 16 for the release of “The Complete Collection of Murals Unearthed.”
The book has been compiled by a 230-strong team since 2007. The murals collected date as far back as 2,200 years ago, from the Xianyang Palace of the Qin Dynasty, through the Han Dynasty, Three- Kingdoms Period and the Southern and Northern Dynasties, the Sui, Tang, Five- Dynasties, to the Song, Liao, Jin and Yuan Dynasties, even to Ming and Qing Dynasty.
The archaeological relics listed come from all across China, and are categorized by province-level administrative regions in 10 volumes.
Approximately 80 conferees attended the news conference for the release, including Deputy Director of State Administration of Cultural Heritage Tong Mingkang, domestic cultural relics expert Xie Chensheng, China History Association President Zhang Haipeng, Archaeological Society of China Chairman Zhang Zhongpei, and archaeologist Xu Guangji.