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Treasures of Han Dynasty: The Han Tombs in Mancheng county | Updated: 2020-03-13 16:34
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The gilded bronze Changxin Palace Lantern is an iconic piece from the Han Tombs in Mancheng county. [Photo/Official website of the Hebei Musuem]

In 1968, the discovery of the Western Han (206 BC-25 AD) tombs of Prince Liu Sheng, son of Emperor Jing and his consort Dou Wan in Mancheng county, North China's Hebei province, rocked the world of archeology. As one of the top 10 archaeological discoveries in China in the 20th century, the tombs contain over 2,700 burial objects, dominated by exquisite bronzeware and ironware. Iconic objects unearthed from the tombs include two sets of intact jade armor sewn with gold thread, the gilded bronze Changxin Palace Lantern, and an elaborate gold-inlaid furnace.

Now you can embark on a virtual tour organized by the Hebei Museum to explore the treasures that demonstrate the splendid culture and advanced craft techniques of the Western Han Dynasty.

Click here to enjoy the tour

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