National Museum of Prehistory’s newest branch enjoys soft opening in southern Taiwan

National Museum of Prehistory in Tainan City is now open for group bookings

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/12/29
By: Scott Morgan, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

National Museum of Prehistory’s Southern Taiwan Science Park Branch (Image from Ministry of Culture)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The third branch of the National Museum of Prehistory began its soft opening in Tainan City on Dec. 26, with the museum to fully open to the public in early 2019.

The museum showcases Taiwan’s deep prehistory, and is dedicated to displaying archeological treasures and other artifacts found during the construction of the Southern Taiwan Science Park.

During the 1990’s, 58 archeological sites were discovered during construction of the science park, and this depth of discovery led to the construction of the new museum, according to the Ministry of Culture.

The museum will display a host of artifacts from the region which looked distinctly different in the distant past. Over 3,500 years ago, the area which is now the science park was a coastal area, where seashells, stone tools, and pottery shards were found.    [FULL  STORY]

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