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Xinjiang Regional Museum

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Xinjiang Regional Museum, situated in Xibei Lu, in Urumqi City, is a large integrated museum and centre for the collection and study of cultural relics in Xinjiang. The museum, built in 1953, has an exhibition hall that covers an area of about 7,800 square meters. It is in a Uigur style, the internal decor having strong ethnic features and it is split into 2 sections, one devoted to archeological treasures from the Silk Road which exhibits an array of tools, coins, jade, fabrics, pots and paintings all from the area and the other showcases the province's minority cultures, a total of over 50,000 items in the collection showcases lifestyle and customs of 12 minority cultures including the Uighur, Kazakh, Russian, Mongol, Kirghiz, Hui, Tajik, Tatar and Uzbek people. It has life size models of a Uighur house and different types of yurts. Folk customs includes costumes, religion and festivals are together vividly illustrated. The historical relics include carpentries, ironwares, bronze wares, bright and beautiful brocades, tomb figures, pottery, coins, rubbings from stone inscriptions, writings, weapons and the fossil of a human head that dates back some 10,000 years.
Of the ancient and well preserved remains discovered, the Xinjiang corpses were dried by the particular natural environment. In all there are twenty-one specimens in the collection and include men, women, lovers, and generals. The 4,000 year old Loulan beauty is among the best preserved and famous ones in the museum. The Loulan beauty has a reddish brown skin, thick eyelashes, charming large eyes, and long hair. When found, she was still clutching a small purse and wore leather and fur sandals.
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