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Exhibition of Qidan relics opens in Guangzhou

Updated: Jun 17, 2020 By Li Wenfang in Guangzhou chinadaily.com.cn Print
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This statue is part of an exhibition of cultural relics of the Qidan, a nomadic ethnic tribe that established the Liao Dynasty (916-1125), that was launched at the Guangdong Museum in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, on June 16, 2020. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

An exhibition of cultural relics of the Qidan, a nomadic ethnic tribe that established the Liao Dynasty (916-1125), was launched at the Guangdong Museum in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, on Tuesday.

Also known as the Khitan, the Qidan dominated the vast area of former Manchuria, Mongolia and parts of northern China for over 200 years.

The exhibition, which will last until Oct 25, showcases 128 pieces and sets of cultural relics, including gold, silver, copper, ceramic and lacquer wares, silk fabrics, and agate and amber items.

The exhibits reflect the nomadic culture, the political system of the Liao and exchanges between the Liao and Song dynasties (960-1279), and include garments, stationary and Buddhist religious items.

The exhibition is jointly organized by the Culture and Tourism departments of Guangdong and North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

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