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Gold, silver, and jade cultural relics from Jiangning are exhibited for the first time in Shanxi. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]

An exhibition of ancient gold, silver and jade artifacts, on loan from the Jiangning Museum, opened at the Jinci Museum in Taiyuan city, capital of North China's Shanxi province, on March 20.

A total of 83 pieces (sets) of gold, silver, and jade artifacts are being exhibited, all of which date back to between the Western and Eastern Han Dynasties (206 BC-AD 220) to Qing Dynasties. The exhibition will last for two months.

Jiangning is located in the southern suburbs of Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province. Through archaeological excavations, a large number of exquisite burial relics, especially daily necessities and decorations made of gold, silver, and jade, were unearthed from ancient tombs. They provide important evidence for studying the burial systems, handicraft development, and folk customs of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

During the event, Xu Changsheng, deputy director of the Jiangning bureau of culture and tourism, introduced that it is the first time that these items are being exhibited in Shanxi, marking a historical exchange between the Yellow River and Yangtze River civilizations.

This exhibition is not only a visual feast, but also a tribute to traditional craftsmanship and the significance of gold and jade.