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Princely Brothers: Mancheng Han Dynasty Tomb and Dayunshan Han Dynasty Tomb

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Presented here is an online exhibition “Princely Brothers: Mancheng Han Dynasty Tomb and Dayunshan Han Dynasty Tomb” jointly launched by the Nanjing Museum and the Hebei Museum. The "Princely Brothers" refers to Liu Sheng (165-113 BC), the king of the Zhongshan State in Mancheng, and Liu Fei (168-128 BC), the king of the Jiangdu State at Dayunshan Mountain, two vassal Kings in the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC- AD 24). There are a total of 250 exhibition pieces and cultural relics covering four themes: “ Princely Power”, “Royal Rituals”, “Funeral Culture” and “Dream of Immortality”, among which over 90 percent are priceless or classified as national treasures, like the gilt bronze figure-shaped Changxin Palace Lamp, and the jade clothes stitched with gold thread prepared for the newly-deceased royals.

This exhibition reflects the rich culture and living conditions of vassal kings under the reigns of Emperors Jing (r. 156-141 BC) and Wu (r. 140-87 BC) during the Western Han Dynasty, epitomizing the ceremonial life of the princes of the Han and the civilizational heights reached during the dynasty.

Click here to explore two royal tombs of the Han Dynasty. [Photo/]


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