A visit to Hubei's Suizhou Museum

By Bi Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | 2017-09-25 11:09
A visit to Hubei's Suizhou Museum

A handled you, or ancient wine vessel, from the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 to 771 BC). [Photo by Bi Nan/chinadaily.com.cn]

Reporters participating in a large-scale cultural event on intangible cultural heritage paid a visit to the Suizhou Museum in Hubei province Sunday, exploring the history of the city.

The museum is known as "a kingdom of bronze wares", as it collects numerous bronze pieces in various categories spanning a long period. The most precious treasure of the museum is a bell set unearthed from Leigudun Tomb No. 2 in 1981. The set consists of 36 bell pieces and was made of bronze during the middle Warring States period (475-221 BC). The largest bell weighs 79.6 kilograms and the smallest 5, with the entire set weighing 590 kilograms. The ancient bells can still play music now.

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