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Introduction

Xi'an Banpo Museum is the first museum of prehistoric settlements in New China. The Banpo site was discovered in the spring of 1953, and the site area is about 50,000 square meters. From 1954 to 1957, the Institute of Archaeology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences conducted five large-scale excavations, with an area of ​​10,000 square meters. The site reveals the rich cultural connotations of the social organization, production life, economic form, marital status, customs, culture and art of a typical Neolithic age of the Yangshao culture in the Neolithic Age about 6,000 years ago.

The Xi'an Banpo Museum was completed in April 1958 and officially opened to the public. In the past 50 years, it has received more than 30 million Chinese and foreign tourists. The older generation party and stateleaders Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping attended the visit and gave high praise. In 1961, Banpo Site was announced by the State Council as the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units; in 1997, Xi'an Banpo Museum was identified as the first batch of "100 patriotic education demonstration bases" by the Central Propaganda Department; it was assessed by Xi'an Municipal Government in 1998. It was one of the "Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Xi'an"; in 2006, it was rated as "one of the 50 places that China is most worthy of foreigners" in the online survey by the Tourism Network; in 2008, it was awarded "Civilized Unit" by the CPC Xi'an Municipal Committee and Municipal Government. In May 2008, it was rated as "National First Class Museum" by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

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Xi'an Banpo Museum is the first museum of prehistoric settlements in New China. The Banpo site was discovered in the spring of 1953, and the site area is about 50,000 square meters. From 1954 to 1957, the Institute of Archaeology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences conducted five large-scale excavations, with an area of ​​10,000 square meters. The site reveals the rich cultural connotations of the social organization, production life, economic form, marital status, customs, culture and art of a typical Neolithic age of the Yangshao culture in the Neolithic Age about 6,000 years ago.

The Xi'an Banpo Museum was completed in April 1958 and officially opened to the public. In the past 50 years, it has received more than 30 million Chinese and foreign tourists. The older generation party and stateleaders Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping attended the visit and gave high praise. In 1961, Banpo Site was announced by the State Council as the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units; in 1997, Xi'an Banpo Museum was identified as the first batch of "100 patriotic education demonstration bases" by the Central Propaganda Department; it was assessed by Xi'an Municipal Government in 1998. It was one of the "Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Xi'an"; in 2006, it was rated as "one of the 50 places that China is most worthy of foreigners" in the online survey by the Tourism Network; in 2008, it was awarded "Civilized Unit" by the CPC Xi'an Municipal Committee and Municipal Government. In May 2008, it was rated as "National First Class Museum" by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

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