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Beijing museum displays Haihunhou tomb artifacts

Updated: Mar 3,2016 10:26 AM     chinadaily.com.cn

More than 400 artifacts selected from 20,000 items unearthed from the tomb of Haihunhou (Marquis of Haihun) in East China’s Jiangxi province will be displayed at an exhibition at the Capital Museum in Beijing from March 2 to June 2. The tomb, which covers roughly 40,000 square meters and dates back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD), contains eight small tombs and a burial site for chariot horses. At a press conference in Beijing on March 2, 2016, archaeologists said the tomb belongs to Liu He, the first of the four generations that held the title Marquis Haihun.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Hoof-shaped gold ingots unearthed from the Haihunhou tomb are on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Bronze wares unearthed from the Haihunhou tomb are on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

A jade seal found in the interior coffin of the Haihunhou tomb that helped identify its owner Liu He as the Marquis of Haihun is on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Bronze lamps resembling wild geese with fish unearthed from the Haihunhou tomb are on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Haihunhou tomb artifacts are on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Haihunhou tomb artifacts are on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Gold coins unearthed from the Haihunhou tomb are on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

A bronze pot unearthed from the Haihunhou tomb is on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

A visitor views a bronze sword unearthed from the Haihunhou tomb at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Bronze animals unearthed from the Haihunhou tomb are on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Gold plates unearthed from the Haihunhou tomb are on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Visitors view the chimes unearthed at the excavation site of Haihunhou tomb at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

A jade disc unearthed from the Haihunhou tomb is on display at the Capital Museum in Beijing, March 2, 2016.[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

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