WANGDA SHOWCASES successfully won the museum display cases project for Erlitou Ruins Museum, to design, supply and install all the high-security and high-conservation and well-sealed customized museum display cases/museum showcases/museum display cabinets for such a giant museum project, to preserve site of ‘earliest China’. Located at Luoyang, Henan of China, the Erlitou Ruins museum covers around 30,000 square meters and costs a total of 630 million RMB (US$96 million) to build.
Luoyang,as one of the four ancient capitals of China, along with Xi’an, Beijing and Nanjing, was at its peak during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), when imperial China’s only female ruler, Wu Zetian, moved the capital there from Chang’an, as Xi’an was then known, during her reign (690-705).
The Erlitou culture was an early Bronze Age urban society and archaeological culture that existed in the Yellow River valley from approximately 1900 to 1500 BC. (A 2007 study of radiocarbon dating has proposed a narrower date range of 1750 to 1530 BC.) The culture was named after the site discovered at Erlitou in Yanshi, Henan. The culture was widely spread throughout Henan and Shanxi and later appeared in Shaanxi and Hubei. Chinese archaeologists generally identify the Erlitou culture as the site of the Xia dynasty, but there is no firm evidence, such as writing, to substantiate such a linkage.
The Erlitou culture may have evolved from the matrix of Longshan culture. Originally centered around Henan and Shanxi Province, the culture spread to Shaanxi and Hubei Province. After the rise of the Erligang culture, the site at Erlitou diminished in size but remained inhabited.
Discovered in 1959 by Xu Xusheng, Erlitou is the largest site associated with the culture, with palace buildings and bronze smelting workshops. Erlitou monopolized the production of ritual bronze vessels, including the earliest recovered dings. The city is on the Yi River, a tributary of the Luo River, which flows into the Yellow River. The city was 2.4 km by 1.9 km; however, because of flood damage only 3 km2(1.2 sq mi) are left.