Mawangdui Han Tombs
Located in the eastern suburb
of Changsha, the famous Mawangdui Han Tombs is
one of the most exciting spots in Hunan Province.
Actually the Mawangdui Han Tombs is the best place
to know about the glorious Western Han Dynasty
(206 B.C. - 24). All three tombs were excavated
between 1972 and 1974. According to the archeological
research that this place was a family graveyard
two thousand years ago; No. 1 and No. 3 tombs
are in excellent condition, and the No. 1 tomb
is the largest among the three.
Over 3,000 relics have been unearthed
from the tombs like silk products, silk books,
silk paintings, lacquer works, potteries, bamboo
slips used for writing, weapons, herbs and so
on. Of which the lacquer works occupy the largest
number, including ancient cooking vessels, boxes,
kettles, plates and folding screens. Red or black
colors were painted on them. Most of the potteries
contain food. One of the most outstanding representatives
is a silk coat which is as light as the mist and
as fine as gossamer. It is 1.28 m in length with
a pair of long sleeves, but weighs only 49 grams!
The coffin excavated from No. 1 tomb is decorated
with the odd images of animals and gods on its
lacquered surface and has high artistic value.
The drawing technique of a map excavated from
the second tomb was very advanced; place markings
are very similar to a modern map. It was praised
as "a striking discovery" by people
when it exhibited in America, Japan, Poland and
other countries. Silk books are the rare historical
artifacts. The content deals with ancient philosophy,
history, science, technology, medicine etc.
The excavation of No. 1
tomb at Mawangduiis not only considered as a wonder
in Chinese archeology, but also having a profound
effect world archeological history. The reason
is that the corpse of this tomb's owner----a noble
lady and other articles buried with the dead were
extremely well-preserved for more than 2,000 years
especially the corpse.
Day Changsha Tour To Mawangdui Han Tombs & Yuelu
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Days Private Changsha & Zhangjiajie Tour
Day Private Changsha Tour To Hengshan Mountain
Day Private Changsha Tour To Shaoshan (Hometown
of Mao Zedong)