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Mawangdui Han Tombs

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780977015948
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622671
Mawangdui Han Tombs

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Three tombs of the Western Han dynasty (206 bce–220 ce) have been discovered at Mawangdui in the eastern suburb of Changsha in Hunan Province. They belonged to the marquis of Dai, Li Cang, his consort, Lady Dai, and their son. These tombs have thousands of artifacts including bamboo objects, lacquerwares, musical instruments, ceramic vessels, wooden figures, silk paintings, garments and manuscripts.

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Subjects: Social Sciences

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