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This tomb museum is located in Guangzhou, North Jiefang Street. It is the largest and most ancient burial of the Western Han era, the age of this burial is about 2 thousand years.
The area of the tomb-museum – about 14 thousand square meters, there are ten exhibition halls in total.
The tomb, located at a depth of 20 meters, was found only in 1938 due to the fact that it was decided to prepare the area here for the foundation of the building. The tomb was opened for visitors only 50 years later.
The burials belong to the period of the reign of the second generation of kings of the Nanyue principality. In the tomb of King Zhao Mei, along with his remains, the remains of 15 of his servants were found, who were buried alive along with the ruler so that they would serve him after his death.
Inside the mausoleum, you can see terracotta and bronze items, silver and gold vessels, as well as musical instruments, thanks to which visitors of the museum will be able to get acquainted with the history, development and culture of Nanyue.
The main attraction of this museum-tomb – a silk-jade robe, which consists of 2291 fine jade tiles. Jade robes that are sewn with copper, silver and gold are not uncommon, but the one made in silk is the only one in the world.
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Topic: Mausoleum of the kings of the Nanyue principality in China, Guangzhou resort.