Mortals Immortals, treasures of Sichuan
“Mortal Immortals, treasures of Sichuan in ancient China” at the Markets of Trajan
In an ideal encounter between the civilization of the Shu people and the Roman Empire, the exhibition “Mortals Immortals, treasures of Sichuan in ancient China” reaches the Mercati di Traiano – Museum of the Imperial Forums, one of the monumental complexes that today best represents ancient Rome .
An extraordinary journey in the social life and in the spiritual world of the ancient Shu people, who created a unique civilization on this earth in the southwest of China. From the 26th of March to the 18th of October, exceptional works in bronze, gold, jade and terracotta will be exhibited – dating from the Bronze Age (II millennium BC) to the Han period (II century AD) – found at the Sanxingdui and Jinsha sites (only to name a few) and from important Chinese institutions such as the Sanxingdui Museum, the Museum of the Archaeological Site of Jinsha, the Sichuan Museum, the Chengdu Museum, the Chengdu Archaeological Research Institute, the Mianyang Museum , the Qiang Ethnic Museum in Mao County.