Antiquities are objects from the past which include housewares, tools, weapons, decorations, art works, currencies, manuscripts and buildings. They are part of cultural heritages and possess historical, scientific or aesthetic values. People can understand more about the lifestyle, social structure, technology, religious culture, etc. in different historical periods through the antiquities. Local governments not only established museums to help collecting and preserving antiquities, but also put those with significant values under law protection to prevent them from being destroyed by human activities. Connect to the MMIS to find out more.