The most perfect ‘through-the-air’ artifact of bronze casting technology with 29 characters engraved above is considered a ‘historical book’ by archaeologists, inside containing up to 20 pounds of gold is also a precious and rare cultural relic. hard to believe, every thousand years there is one.
When it comes to museums, most Chinese people probably know about local museums and some of the most famous museums in China such as National Museum, Palace, Shaanxi History Museum.. However, out of hundreds of museums across China, only 3 museums hold the most collections of cultural antiquities, and these are also the most valuable cultural artifacts. . They are located in the Mainland respectively, namely the Palace, Shanghai Museum and Nanjing Museum. When it comes to Nanjing Museum, many people may disagree, but it is indeed the third largest museum in China.
Most of the collections in the Nanjing Museum were not excavated locally, but were cultural relics transferred from the Central Museum of the Republic of China. In this museum, there are 18 treasures of the town, one of the world’s recognized treasures as an antiquity is a mixed metal vase of the Warring States period, with a rather special name “Warring States of Gold Waterfall”. clock mismatch”. From the name of the artifact, it can be seen that its date is from the Warring States period, the method and material of casting are gold, silver, copper mixed, and the purpose of use is as a vase (gou gourd shape).
Archaeologists confirm that this cultural artifact is not only an unbelievable artifact in the present time, but also an extremely valuable and incredibly rare thing in the Warring States period. The “unbelievable” here is not only because it is relatively well preserved, showing fine craftsmanship and long life, but also because of the precious materials that make up this artifact: particularly precious materials. against the sky.
It is known that this cultural artifact originally belonged to Jiangsu, on the land of Yan country during the Zhou Dynasty (in the North of Hebei province in China today). However, many people will wonder how an item from the Yen country in the far north appeared in the land of Ngo Viet country in the south? At first, archaeologists could not find the cause, until they saw the inscription on the artifact that they knew that it was a trophy obtained during the War of the Warring States period.
It is worth mentioning that this cultural artifact was accidentally discovered by people, after they handed it over, the local government also rewarded the hander with 20,000 yuan. Discovered at the same time as this vase, there are many other cultural artifacts. However, this precious impurity pot is most noticeable because when it was unearthed, it contained up to 20kg of gold. It was also because of being crushed by 20 kg of gold for more than 2,000 years, that the vase was partially deformed. Even so, it is still considered the most perfect product of bronze casting technology in China during the Bronze Age, the gold inside is also a rare cultural relic.
Some archaeologists also say that this cultural artifact is not only an unbelievable rare object, but also a “history book”. The reason is because as we all know, the ancient contemporaneous objects basically have inscriptions, but not many, and this vase is engraved with up to 29 characters. It is this 29-character record that leads archaeologists to believe that this is not just a cultural artifact but a historical book.
The content expressed in these 29 characters talks about the period after the king of Yen abdicated, the internal affairs of Yen were turbulent, in addition to the plot of King Qi to instigate civil war to break out in Yen. In the case “soldiers do not need to fight, the gates do not close”, victory is natural. This historical event is not mentioned in the history books, which means that the excavation of this cultural artifact once again shows the world the original history of the Warring States period. That is why archaeologists consider this artifact a “history”.