Date: January 4, 2016
The National Museum of Prehistory branch in Tainan City illustrates the
commitment of the government to preserving southern Taiwan’s invaluable prehistoric relics and sites, Minister of Culture Hung Meng-chi said during a recent visit to the soon-to-be-completed facility.
Situated at Southern Taiwan Science Park, the new museum is set to store more than 8.5 million artifacts, as well as 2,513 skeletons discovered since 1996 by Academia Sinica’s Institute of History and Philology. Dated at between 300 to 5,000 years, the relics were excavated from 32 sites around STSP in Xinshi District.
“Such rich findings prompted the birth of the facility,” Hung said Dec. 30, 2015. “We believe the museum will also serve as a repository for safeguarding unearthed cultural and historical heritage in the area.
“It is reassuring to see close cross-sector collaboration among Academia Sinica’s archaeological team, the local government, Taitung-City based NMP and STSP Administration,” Hung said, adding that this lays the foundation for a large-scale research project pooling the nation’s related talents. [FULL STORY]