Archaeological finds of Silibao site exhibited in Chongqing

Updated: Dec 5, 2023 Print
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Gilded bronze belt buckle with a design combining a dragon head, a tiger and a leopard [Photo/Official WeChat account of the Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum]

The Silibao site in Yunyang county, Chongqing, extends from the Neolithic period to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), with significant discoveries found in almost every period.

Unveiled at the Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum on Dec 5, an exhibition is dedicated to the No 36 Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) tomb at the Silibao site. Featuring 100 cultural relics discovered from the tomb, the exhibition highlights the processes involved in dating the tombs and identifying the tomb occupants.

Accessories for chariots, horses, as well as bronze and pottery household utensils are among the discovered artifacts.

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