Glass cabins are kept at 20 to 25 degrees Celsius and at 80 per cent humidity during the excavation work. Photo: Xinhua
Glass cabins are kept at 20 to 25 degrees Celsius and at 80 per cent humidity during the excavation work. Photo: Xinhua
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How artefacts are being protected at the Sanxingdui Ruins in China

  • Sacrificial pits at the site have been enclosed in glass cabins with a system to adjust temperature and humidity
  • Archaeologist says the work is changing and ‘we also have a responsibility to report the latest results of our excavations to the public’

Glass cabins are kept at 20 to 25 degrees Celsius and at 80 per cent humidity during the excavation work. Photo: Xinhua
Glass cabins are kept at 20 to 25 degrees Celsius and at 80 per cent humidity during the excavation work. Photo: Xinhua
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