China News Service, Shijiazhuang, January 19th (Reporter Li Xiaowei) On the 19th, the "Rose Country-Syria Ancient Cultural Relics Exhibition" sponsored by the Hebei Museum and the China Cultural Relics Exchange Center was held at the Hebei Museum.

  This exhibition brings together exquisite cultural relics from 9 museums in Syria. At the same time, it specially selects part of the collections of 3 domestic cultural and museum institutions, including Dunhuang Academy, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum and Xi'an Forest of Steles Museum. The number of exhibits reaches 198 pieces (groups). It is divided into five parts: "Hatsune and Dawn", "Faith and Eternity", "Collapse and Opportunity", "Classic and Refining", and "Silk Road and Inheritance". The traits of cultural affinity, harmony but difference, and peaceful co-existence.

The picture shows the mother-of-pearl mosaic painting exhibited in this exhibition (data map) courtesy of Hebei Museum

  The ancient name of Syria is "Suriston", which means "land of roses". The roses produced in Damascus, the capital, are one of the oldest and most precious rose varieties in the world, so Syria is also called "the country of roses".

Syria is not only one of the birthplaces of world civilization, but also an important participant in the Silk Road civilization.

In the long history, due to its unique geographical location, Syria has bred a unique civilization after the collision, conflict, exchange and integration of many civilizations, and has preserved rich historical sites and historical heritage.

China and Syria are located at the east and west ends of Asia. The exchanges and friendship between the two ancient civilizations have spanned thousands of years and have lasted for a long time.

  According to Qi Yu, project director of the International Liaison Office of the China Cultural Relics Exchange Center, the exhibition begins from the Paleolithic Age, to the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and the Greek, Roman, and Islamic Ages, and finally tells the story of China and Syria on the Silk Road cultural exchanges and trade.

The cultural relics exhibited this time are rich in materials and types, including pottery, bronze, iron, gold and silverware; the time span is also very long, and the oldest one among the exhibited cultural relics is 500,000 years old.

  The exhibition will remain open until April 9.