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Museum of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region

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Museum of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region, opened in 1953, has become one of the most important cultural values of China. Today the attraction is located in the Central part of Urumqi, where every day many tourists flock. The total building area is about 8 000 square meters, which indicates the scale of the project. The Museum's exhibits are constantly updated with new artifacts found in the vicinity of Xinjiang.

Until 1988 the main exposition of the Museum was a collection of objects reflecting the complex history of the silk road. Further fate of the Museum has changed significantly since the district was discovered 10 mummies European race, believed to have been living in Xinjiang for more than 3000 years ago. The body was in excellent condition and has not undergone significant changes. The finding so impressed the community that the Museum's management decided to equip a special room for new exhibits, considering the leading technology of preservation of the mummified bodies. Until now, this part of the exhibition is the most popular among tourists and also attracts researchers from around the world.

Also worth noting are the most valuable exhibits, such as bamboo scrolls with artfully drawn pictures, household items of the peoples who lived in the area the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region in different periods, original jewelry and ancient weapons. The Museum actively operate research laboratories, seminars and conference on issues of preservation of cultural heritage of China.