Nanjing Research Institute of Archaeology

The Nanjing Research Institute of Archaeology, a branch of the Nanjing Museum Administration, is located at No.188 Mochou Road in Qinhuai District of Nanjing. It is within the Chaotian Palace tourist area. Having the largest Ming-Qing ancient building complex in the Jiangnan region, the Chaotian Palace is a national AAAA-level tourist attraction and a Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level. The institute’spredecessor is the Cultural Relics Group under the Nanjing Cultural Relics Management Committee established in 1949. After the Nanjing Municipal Museum was established in 1978, an archaeological division was set up for archaeological investigation, exploration, excavation, and research in Nanjing. In April 2014, the archaeological division was elevated to be the Nanjing Research Institute of Archaeology as a division-level unit under the Nanjing Museum Administration.

The Nanjing Research Institute of Archaeology and its predecessor have attained important achievements in excavating and researching Tangshan ancient human fossils, the tombs and relics of the Six Dynasties, as well as the tombs of important officials, city walls, and shipyard relics of the Ming dynasty. Three of their archaeological findings, listed among China’s National Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries, have made a great impact in China.


Address:No.188 Mochou Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing