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Masterpieces Unearthed from the Yangling Tomb of the Han Dynasty

Updated: May 25, 2021 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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The Yangling Tomb of the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) is the tomb of the sixth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), Liu Qi (r. 156-141 BC), who, together with his father Liu Heng (r. 179-157 BC), created the first flourishing age of monarchy in the early Chinese feudal society, later praised as "the Rule of Wen and Jing". It is the best preserved tomb of the Han Dynasty ever discovered.

The online tour of the exhibition features several types of archaeological findings unearthed from the Yangling Tomb. It showcases choice cultural relics that epitomize the lifestyle and social customs of the Han Dynasty including pottery figurines of warriors and others, building components (tiles, hollow bricks and so on), articles for daily use (like bronze mirrors) and seals and mudcaps. This exquisite exhibition is a great choice for lovers of Han culture.

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