Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Xi'an, China

Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology (Chinese: 陕西省考古研究院) is the official archaeological institute of China's Shaanxi Province. It operates an archaeological museum in Yanta District of Xi'an with a collection of more than 140,000 objects including bronzes, statues, pottery, porcelain, and books. There are nearly 130 thousand books in the library of the institute, making it one of the largest collections of books in the field of literature and archaeology in China.