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Recently, the project of the exhibition center of Dunhuang Xuanquan Courier station with an investment of 200 million RMB was included in the subproject of the cultural inheritance and innovation and development project of the World Bank Loan in Gansu Province. "Reviving" of the site of Dunhuang Xuanquan Courier Station has become the focus of attention.
It is understood that the project covers an area of 390,000 square meters, including a visitor reception center, a Silk Road Cultural Exhibition Center, and a self-driving tour camp.
Xuanquan Courier Station is a national key cultural relics protection unit and is located in Dunhuang City, Gansu Province. It is named after the unearthed Han dynasty wood slips wrote "Xuanquan Zhi".
The site was discovered for the first time in 1987 by the Jiuquan Prefecture Heritage Survey Team. From 1990 to 1992, Gansu Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology carried out excavations, excavated an area of more than 3,000 square meters, and unearthed more than 15,000 Han bamboo slips and 17,650 various kinds of objects.
The archaeological excavations of the Xuanquan was named one of the top ten archaeological discoveries in the country, it was announced as the fifth batch of national key cultural relics protection units. On June 22, 2014,Xuanquan site was successfully listed as a site in the “Silk Road: Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor” jointly promulgated by China, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.