Ancient China is a permanent exhibition of the National Museum of China. Following the dynastic sequence, it charts Chinese history over eight periods from prehistoric times to the Ming and Qing dynasties. On display are priceless objects that present a comprehensive review of the nation’s political, economic, cultural and social development as well as China's foreign relations in different historical periods. The exhibition focuses on the continuous progress of Chinese civilization and the historical course of building a multiethnic country. It also illustrates the Chinese people's outstanding achievements and their contributions to human civilization.