Nanjing Museum

Nanjing Museum, Nanjing Attractions, Nanjing Travel GuideNanjing Museum is one of the most famous museums of art and history in China. It covers an area of square 71,410 meters, and the whole buildings area is about a haft. The two main buildings, one is for history; the other is for art. The museum was originally named "Preparatory Committee of National Museum," initiated by Mr. Cai Yuanpei. It's completed in 1933 and was renamed Nanjing Museum in 1955. From 1948 to 1949, the KMT government shipped 852 boxes of arts to Taiwan. Now the Nanjing Museum consists of four sections and seven rooms displaying 420,000 pieces of cultural relics mainly excavated in Jiangsu province. One of the most interesting exhibits is a burial suit made of 2,600 small rectangles of jade sewn together with silver thread. Discovered in the city of Xuzhou in 1970, the suit is thought to be over 1,800 years old. There is also a large wooden copy of a statue of a man with all the acupuncture points marked on his body, the original bronze version of which dates back to the Warring States period (475-221BC). Other items include elaborately embroidered sedan chairs, artifacts from the Taiping Rebellion and beautiful bronze, jade and porcelain pieces.