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Exhibition of ancient Dinghai town's cultural relics underway

Updated : 2022-06-29 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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Artillery is on display at the exhibition. [Photo/zhoushan.cn]

An exhibition of cultural relics from ancient Dinghai town was held in Dinghai district, Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, on June 28.

The exhibition displays 256 items, which were discovered during the renovation of ancient Dinghai town or offered by collectors in the district.

These exhibits include a piece of artillery unearthed in May at a construction site, rubbings, couplets written by renowned Chinese calligraphers, a sundial made in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and a western-style cradle found in the former residence of Dong Haoyun, a pioneer of China's shipping industry.

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Rubbings are on display at the exhibition. [Photo/zhoushan.cn]

With a history of 1,000 years, ancient Dinghai town is home to a number of historic streets built during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties, including Chaishui Street, Liufang Road, and Xidajie Street.

The city was once a military fortress and has many historic sites related to famous historical events, including the Opium War.

Exhibition Time: 8:30-11:30, 14:00-17:00 from June 28 to Sept 15 

Address: Dinghai Museum of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Dinghai Museum of Folk Custom, No 1 Donguanmiao Lane, Dinghai