Hong Kong, Museum of History


One of the longest imperial dynasties and most glorious and influential eras in Chinese history, the Western and Eastern Han dynasties together lasted over four centuries with remarkable for the socio-economic prosperity, including the opening a communication route between China and the West.

The excavation of the Han tombs at Mawangdui between 1972 and 1974 was one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, revealing the exceptional wealth of the Han nobility and their luxurious material culture over 2,000 years ago.

Over one hundred valuable relics discovered in the Han tombs, and other historical sites of the ancient Changsha kingdom, are on display in this exhibition that offers a comprehensive insight into Han aristocratic lifestyles. This is the second exhibition organised on the history and culture of the Han dynasty, following War and Peace: Treasures of the Qin and Han Dynasties exhibition in 2002.

February 10th through May 3rd, 2010
100 Chatham Road South
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
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