A museum and park are to be created in Luoyang on the ruins of the ancient capital of China’s oldest dynasty.
Planning permission has been granted and construction will begin on the site in the first half of 2017.
Over 40,000 square metres of the Xia Dynasty (2100 – 1600 B.C.) ruins have been excavated since 1959, near the village of Erlitou in the city of Luoyang.
The museum will occupy 30,000 square metres and display around 40,000 objects.
The 41 hectare park will encompass the ancient city walls and associated roads and buildings.
“Construction of the project will start in the first half of the year near the village of Erlitou in the city of Luoyang, where over 40,000 square metres of the ruins have been excavated since 1959,” Yu Jie, head of Luoyang’s cultural heritage bureau is quoted saying, adding that the park will “simulate scenes from over 3,000 years ago”.
The cost of the project has not yet been disclosed.