| Effect of Sanxingdui on the World
On the 23rd of August, 1986, Xinhua News Agency reported: "So
far, the excavated Sanxingdui remains are the largest among all the
early Ba Shu cultural remains. This excavation pushes Ba Shu history
back a further 1,000 years to the time from 1,000 BC to 2,000 BC.
The exquisite arrangements and the house remains show that agriculture,
animal husbandry, handicrafts and architecture had developed by that
time, creating the foundations for a civilized society." The
news about the great Sanxingdui discoveries spread all over the world.
On the 13th of August, 1987, the British newspaper "The Independent"
reported the comments of the famous scholar, David Kince, highly
evaluating Sanxingdui, under the eye-catching title, "Incomparable
Bronze Sculpture in China". He said: "the discovery in
Guanghan maybe is the richest discovery. From the metallic cultural
relics, we may change our views on the craftsmanship of the East.
Chinese bronze craftsmanship has always been regarded as the most
remarkable. But the discovery will raise the view on the Chinese
creation of metal to a higher level, not only in terms of quantity,
but also quality."
Task Rosen, chief archaeological expert from the British Museum
in London, said the discovery even seems more outstanding than the
terracotta figures of Warriors and Horses buried with the dead in
Chinese archaeologists are especially happy. Shu Bangui, a famous
archaeologist and chairman of the Archaeology Council of China,
pointed out, "Here is the growth point of Shu culture. Sanxingdui
is an ancient city, and an ancient country with ancient culture,
which is stable and has developed relatively independently. The
former president of Sichuan University Museum, Tong Enzheng, said:
"It really is a miracle in the world!"
In September 1987 and September 1990, parts of Sanxingdui cultural
relics were put on show in Beijing twice. Their profound cultural
contents and uniqueness charmed the audiences.
In May 1993,parts of the relics were put on show in the Lausanne
Olympic Museum is Switzerland. Facing the unique bronze wares from
the ancient East, the people of the West were full of surprise and
In June 1995, some of the relics were displayed in Eisengub Heights
and caused a sensation. In December of that year, large crowds were
drawn to the Munich Hyburg Foundation Arts Museum by a similar display.
In April 1996, some of the relics arrived in Switzerland. In the
exhibition hall of the Zurich Arts Museum, the audience queued endlessly.
In September 1996, parts of relics crossed the English Channel,
and the British Museum in London was packed.
Similar scenes were observed in Denmark in February 1997.
Later, the relics were on shown in the United States and Japan,
and were just as well received. Sanxingdui culture relics showed
off its charms and fascinated people all over the world.