"The Silk Road: Treasures from Xinjiang" exhibition started its public display at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum Wednesday.
On show are 115 treasures of ancient Xinjiang including rarely seen gold ornaments, bronze ware, textile products, relics of Manichaeism and Buddhism, which dated back to the prehistoric period until the 14th century.
Other highlights are well-preserved Xinjiang mummies, a wooden model of a corpse and other burial objects, giving visitors a glimpse of the region's ancient burial practices.
The relics on display were collected from various museums, archaeological institutions and cultural departments in Xinjiang and many were classified as grade-one relics.
The exhibition is scheduled to close on March 19, 2006.
(Xinhua News Agency December 22, 2005)