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Important Distinction of a Museum vs a location[edit]

Sanxingdui is a museum and artefact site in China - however it's not a city on any map. It's a museum outside of a small-medium sized city in Sichuan, China. Phreakster 1998 15:29, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Not really ,the name of the museum is based on a local name called Sanxingdui.So the name of the museum is Sanxingdui,not the contrary.--Ksyrie 19:30, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, I think we are in agreement. The point was that Sanxingdui is not a modern city. It may be a museum at this time, and at one time was an ancient city. At this time - it's an archeological site and major tourist draw to the province. However, it's location is on outside of Guanghan, a small city in the sichuan province. Further, in the modern day, when the site was discovered - it was beneath rural farmland. Phreakster 1998 03:39, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Can someone restructure this article?[edit]

It's too lengthy--Ksyrie 10:27, 11 March 2007 (UTC)


I removed an external link that had gone bad. Txensen (talk) 20:52, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

resemblance of eagle head to Haida artifact[edit]

The eagle head strongly reminded me of Haida artwork. Are there more artifacts like this one which bear a resemblance to west coast Native American art? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:18, 20 September 2008 (UTC)


I moved this since the there is already a geotag in the heading "Coordinates: Latitude 30°59'36.4"N Longitude:104°12'1.2"E Guanghan, 10 kilometers east of the city of , but 50km from the city of treasures" I am going to add some dates and data about the size and shape of the city--Gurdjieff (talk) 02:45, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

So was it recorded or not?[edit]

This article contradicts itself several times, repeatedly stating that the culture was unrecorded in Chinese history or myth and then equating it to various cultures recorded in Chinese history and myth. It can't be both. — LlywelynII 14:01, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

No, there is no specific reliable historical record of this culture, but yes, there are references in regional texts that could be taken to be about this culture. The region is associated with the ancient kingdom of Shu, so some people naturally associate this culture with Shu, but this archaeological site is earlier than the earliest-known mention of Shu in reliable recorded history. There are however myths and historical legends associated with the Shu kingdom, so some researchers are using these uncertain records and associate them with this culture. At the moment I think it is still a hypotheses - this Shu hypothesis could be true, but it is not absolutely certain, probably needs more archaeological evidence. I'll adjust the text later. Hzh (talk) 09:38, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Destroyed by earthquake?[edit]

This article about the cultrue suggest that a massive landslide triggered by an earthquake disrupted the cutlrue.: . Perhpas this can be incorporated into the article. Kdammers (talk) 09:06, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Newest discovery[edit] --Hienafant (talk) 00:20, 16 August 2015 (UTC)