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Ningxia MuseumNingxia Museum
The Ningxia Museum is located in the Chengtian Temple in downtown Yinchuan. With an area of 22,000 square meters, it has a collection of 10,000 relics, including the stone ware of the Old Stone Age, the bronze ware of the Han Dynasty, the stone carvings of the Tang Dynasty, and the stone carvings and inscriptions of the Western Xia State.

The museum consists of four parts: Ningxia History, Western Xia Hsitory, Mt, Helan Cliff Carvings, and the Hui Custom.

Western Xia Museum
The Museum of the Western Xia State, located in the national scenic spot of the royal mausoleum of the Western Xia State, covers an area of 4,000 square meters, and has nine halls, displaying 617 relics and 410 books on the Western Xia State, and the history, culture, economy, and religion of the Western Xia State. Most of the relics here were unearthed from the local areas in Ningxia. The rest, such as the dragon pillars, the stone inscriptions, and murals, were found elsewhere.

The unearthed relicsGu Yuan Museum
Located in Guyuan County, the museum is an imposing ancient building complex with an area of 28,000 square meters. It has four exhibition halls, with a collection of 10,000 relics, including articles unearthed from the tombs of the Western Zhou, the Northern Wei, the Northern Zhou, the Sui, and the Tang dynasties, the stone and jade ware from the Old Stone Age, the painted pottery of the Yangshao Culture, and the copper swords of the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States periods, in addition to the porcelain ware of the past dynasties, the trigger mechanism of the Warring States period, the tri-pot of the Qin Dynasty, ancient coins, and the glazed silver pot, representing the Silk Road culture, of the North- ern Zhou time.

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