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Construction of Haihunhou Site Museum to start in 2017

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-11-25 15:23

Construction of Haihunhou Site Museum to start in 2017

File photo shows the main coffin from the Haihunhou cemetery being readied for transfer at the site in Nanchang, capital of East China's Jiangxi province, Jan 15, 2016. [Photo by Guo Jing/Asianewsphoto]

The construction of a museum on the site of Haihunhou tomb will start in June 2017, according to Nanchang authorities.

The Haihunhou tomb is the best-preserved cemetery from the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), with the most integrated structure and a distinct layout.

After five years of excavation, more than 10,000 precious relics have been unearthed, including bronze, gold, silver and jade wares, bamboo slips and inscribed wooden tablets.

The latest discovery disclosed that the tomb belonged to Liu He (92 BC-59 BC), who was dethroned after 27 days - the shortest reign among Western Han monarchs - because of his debauchery and licentious lifestyle.

"So far, three projects, Haihunhou Site Museum, Haihun Aventue, and Service Exhibition Centre of Liuhe Cemetery, will get off the ground next year. It is expected that the projects will open to tourists in 2019," said Peng Yingun, director of Nanchang Administration for Relics of Haihun Principality of Han Dynasty.

The project of the Haihunhou relics protection will be divided into several phrases, with the entire park covering an area of more than 50 square kilometers.

After completion, tourists will not only be able to see the valuable cultural relics and ancient ruins at the museum but also experience the Han Dynasty culture.

Besides, a small town of Han Dynasty style and a film base will also be constructed at the site to promote the traditional Chinese culture, according to authorities.

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