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Haihunhou: Remains of a short reign

By Wang Kaihao (China Daily) Updated: 2015-12-22 07:20 Comments

Haihunhou: Remains of a short reign

Bronze lamps resembling wild geese with fish unearthed from the excavation site. [Photo by Wang Xiang/Xinhua]

Xu Changqing, director of Jiangxi Provincial Archaeological Research Institution, says: "The large amount of gilded ware, lacquer ware, bronze vessels decorated with gold and silver, and musical instruments shows us the superb craftsmanship and techniques in the Western Han Dynasty."

But Professor Wang adds that the articles also reflect the Han nobles' artistic tastes.

The discovery of the remains of the caterpillar fungus could also change people's understanding of medicine in those times.

And ancient China's food culture is also under the spotlight based on some of the cooking vessels that were found.

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