Cultural relics unearthed from Henan Province in northern China will be presented at an exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The exhibition, named "Origins of Chinese Civilization", will display 108 groups of antiquities including bronzes, ceramics, jades, stone wares and oracle bones.
To outline a comprehensive picture of the cultural development of ancient China, the exhibition is divided into three parts, namely, the formative period of Neolithic Age, the consolidation period of Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties, and the development period of Han and Six dynasties.
Speaking at the opening ceremony Thursday, Director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Paul Leung Sai-wah noted that the general public of Hong Kong might take this opportunity to explore the origins of Chinese culture and civilization, and to deepen their understanding of the country.
(Xinhua News Agency June 6, 2002)