Some of the relics unearthed at the San Xing Dui Archeological site, in southwest China's Sichuan province, were damaged during last May's earthquake. Restoration work has started at the site under the supervision of experts from the China Relic Protection Foundation.
The team of experts is cleansing and repairing the relics damaged by the quake. Six pottery pieces dating back to the Shang and Zhou dynasties, around three thousand years ago, are the focus of the task. And three of the pieces are highlights of the collection at the San Xing Dui Museum.
Xiao Weiji, China Relic Protection Foundation said, “Most of them broke into pieces during the quake. We are restoring them to the way they looked when they were unearthed.”
Experts have used high-tech materials and techniques to restore the relics, without destroying their unique qualities.
The whole restoration of the fifty pottery damaged during the quake is expected to be completed by the end of the month when they will be ready for the public to view.