img_7766 In 1983, the mausoleum for some of the Nanyue kings, who ruled the area for about 100 years between 203 and 111BC, was discovered.
In 1983, the mausoleum for some of the Nanyue kings, who ruled the area for about 100 years between 203 and 111BC, was discovered.
img_7770 The mausoleum consists of a few room replicated the plan of a house, covering an area of 100 square meters. Entrance of the mausoleum, which is burried within a...
The mausoleum consists of a few room replicated the plan of a house, covering an area of 100 square meters. Entrance of the mausoleum, which is burried within a…
img_7771 Map of the mausoleum.
Map of the mausoleum.
img_7769 The mausoleum. In addition to the master room, several rooms were used to store the bodies of 15 sacrificed persons (e.g., cook, servants, that would follow...
The mausoleum. In addition to the master room, several rooms were used to store the bodies of 15 sacrificed persons (e.g., cook, servants, that would follow…
img_7775 The Han people, who were ruling the Nanyue state, believed that jade had the power of preserving the body from decaying. One of the kings was burried with a...
The Han people, who were ruling the Nanyue state, believed that jade had the power of preserving the body from decaying. One of the kings was burried with a…
img_7777 The jade shroud.
The jade shroud.
img_7781 In addition, 10 jade disks were found below the jade shroud.
In addition, 10 jade disks were found below the jade shroud.
img_7783 14 more disks were covering the jade shroud.
14 more disks were covering the jade shroud.
img_7785 Almost nothing is left from the man burried in the jade shroud.
Almost nothing is left from the man burried in the jade shroud.
img_7804 The largest jade disk found from the Han dynasty (33 cm diameter), with dragon patterns.
The largest jade disk found from the Han dynasty (33 cm diameter), with dragon patterns.
img_7812 Jade pectoral decoration found in a concubine room.
Jade pectoral decoration found in a concubine room.
img_7788 Double jade ring with phoenix (outer part) and dragon (center).
Double jade ring with phoenix (outer part) and dragon (center).
img_7791 Jade dragon with gold hook.
Jade dragon with gold hook.
img_7799 Rhyton carved from a single piece of jade.
Rhyton carved from a single piece of jade.
img_7800 Jade rhyton.
Jade rhyton.
img_7818 Bronze incense burner - 11 were found in the tomb. Sandalwood was imported from Southeast Asia to be burnt, showing the Han people had commercial ties with...
Bronze incense burner - 11 were found in the tomb. Sandalwood was imported from Southeast Asia to be burnt, showing the Han people had commercial ties with…
img_7795 Iron swords at the left side of the jade shroud.
Iron swords at the left side of the jade shroud.
img_7797 Silver box, probably imported from Persia.
Silver box, probably imported from Persia.
img_7814 Bronze mirror with dragon and phoenix pattern.
Bronze mirror with dragon and phoenix pattern.
img_7816 Ivory cup with gold band.
Ivory cup with gold band.

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