Smarmatian Priestess of 6th century BC, Terra-Cotta Warriors of 2nd century, and Chinese princess of 7th century, what do they all look like?
Modern technology can help uncover that. The exhibition “New Knowledge on Ancient Roads — Silk Road Cultural Heritage Sci-tech Achievements” is currently underway at the China National Silk Museum and is showcasing both the excavated and the restored that tell the vicissitudes of the Silk Road.
This exhibition has been organized by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage of China and People’s Government of Zhejiang Province. It marks the third anniversary of the inscription of Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor to the World Heritage list.
The 144 exhibits were unearthed on the route, and are from various archaeological sites in Kazakhstan and China, some dating back to 6th century BC.
“Silk Roads are significant to the diffusion and development of culture, technology, science and so much more, thereby helping shape our modern world,” said Marielza Oliveira, director UNESCO Office in Beijing and Representative of UNESCO in China.
Modern technologies are used to protect, analyze, recover, and reproduce relics. So visitors can see the reproduced costume of Smarmatian Priestess and the Issyk Golden Man. Their tombs are in Kazakhstan. There is also the real-size sculpture of a Chinese princess, a Terra-Cotta Warrior as colored as the original, two carriages found in one tomb — one in Middle East style and the other in Chinese style.