A new TV program on Chinese archaeological finds, launched by China Media Group, brings to life the vast treasure of cultural relics across China and gives audiences a better understanding of Chinese civilization.
The first two episodes of “Chinese Archeology Assembly” aired in late November and have already garnered more than 112 million television views and 2.1 billion hits on social media platforms.
The first program of its kind in the country, it offers an in-depth exploration of iconic archaeological finds from the past century.
More than 30 archeology experts and scholars, along with 12 celebrities, embark on virtual tours of 12 archaeological sites, unveiling national treasures shrouded in mystery.
“Millions of years of human history, 10,000 years of cultural history and more than 5,000 years of historical civilization – we want to present these three kinds of history and promote traditional Chinese culture,” said Pan Yujia, executive director of the program.
“We narrowed down our selections to 12 sites ranging from the million-year-old Zhoukoudian cave system in Beijing to the ancient Tang Dynasty (618-907) capital of Chang’an,” Pan added.
The program also uses artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies to reconstruct the process of archaeological exploration and create an immersive experience for the public.
The first two episodes explore the 5,000-year-old Liangzhu culture of the Yangtze River basin and the 9,000-year-old Jiahu relic site in central Henan province.