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When visitors want to travel in Changsha, the travel guide of Changsha will be reccomended to the famous tombs which is Mawangdui Han Tombs. The famous Mawangdui Han Tombs is one of the most exciting spots in Huan Province. The Mawangdui Han Tombs is the best place to know about the glorious Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C-24). All three tombs were excavated between 1972 and 1974. No.1 and No.3 tombs are in excellent condition, and the No.1 tomb is the largest among the three. Over 3,000 relics have been unearthed from the tombs like silk products, silk books, silk paintings, lacquer works, potteries, bamboo slips used for writing, weapons, herbs and so on.

The drawing technique of a map excavated from the second tomb was very advanced; place markings are very similar to a modern map. It was praised as "a striking discovery" by people when it exhibited in America, Japan, Poland and other countries. Silk books are the rare historical artifacts. The content deals with ancient philosophy, history, science, technology, medicine etc. The excavation of No. 1 tomb at Mawangdui is not only considered as a wonder in Chinese archeology, but also having a profound effect world archeological history.

The sarcophagus of Number 1 tomb was covered by a colorful silk painting. It is the best preserved painting of its kind of Han Dynasty (206BC-220) with the highest artistic value in China. It is in the shape of the English letter 'T', so people also call it 'T' silk painting. In fact, this kind of silk painting was called 'long narrow flag' in ancient time and used for funerals. The whole painting is symmetrical and colorful with fine depiction, reflecting the lofty painting skill in the Western Han Dynasty. All the mysteries, strange animals and mysterious signs in the painting present us with a romantic world with its own sense of symbolism. As yet no one has been able to interpret its real meaning.

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Name:Mawangdui Tombs Reply

Anyone who’s been to Mawangdui Tombs? Is it worthy of going, if I’m interested in ancient stuff?

Name:Re: Mawangdui Tombs

Mawangdui Tombs is famous for the mummy, Xin Zhui, excavated there. Mawangdui Tombs is a Han Dynasty tomb which is very precious for historical study.