Xi'an was the capital of many ancient Chinese dynasties, and, as such, is rich with cultural relics. The Shaanxi History Museum is filled with more than 370,000 items of cultural significance to Chinese history. The exhibition halls are huge and the entire building is constructed in the style of the Tang dynasty.
Some of the highlights include:
Fossils of the Lantian Man (follis which preceded the Peking Man),
The Deer Pattern Eaves Tile from the Qin Dynasty,
The Kneeling Archer, a 120 cm tall figure unearthed in 1977 from Emperor Qin Shi Huang's tomb
The Four Footed Li, a Shang Dynasty bronze cooking utensil,
Playing Polo, a Tang Dynasty mural of people playing polo in China,
The Empress's Seal, a jade seal from the Western Han Dynasty, excavated near the tomb of Emperor Gao Zu, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty — one of the most important imperial seals ever found in China.