Sanxingdui Museum: The ancient bronze tree
Updated 22:19, 19-Mar-2021

Standing nearly four metres tall, this incredible bronze tree took experts years to restore. It would have originally been highly polished and was probably designed as a Divine Tree – a medium through which humans could communicate with Gods.

Sanxingdui was a Bronze Age city that flourished 3,000-5,000 years ago in southwestern China. It served as the capital of the State of Shu and is one of modern China's greatest archaeological finds.

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