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Legends of the Shu Kingdom: Demystifying Sanxingdui

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Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana CA

Nov 09 2014
Legends of the Shu Kingdom: Demystifying Sanxingdui

 The 1986 excavation of the Sanxingdui (Tri-star Piles) in China has aroused archeological interests with the discoveries of a large number of bronze statues and masks produced with very sophisticated technology in a style very different from the Yellow River basin. Among them, a huge standing bronze statue weighs over 396 lbs (180 kilograms) and thus required the smelting of more than 22,046 lbs (10,000 kilograms) of ore. Dr. Dominic Cheung will trace and link Sanxingdui to a separate culture

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