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The mausoleum of the kings of the Principality Nanyue

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The mausoleum of the kings of the Principality Nanyue is the grave

The mausoleum of the kings of the Principality Nanyue is one of the most ancient tombs of the Royal dynasty of the same name. This Museum, located in North Jiefang road in Guangzhou presents more than a thousand historical and cultural relics.

The main exhibit of the gallery is the first gold seal of emperors of the Western Han dynasty, which lasted longer than any other in the history of Ancient China. The seal belonged to the Prince Wendi, and thanks to her, scientists were able to identify the name of the owner. The Kingdom itself was formed after the demise of the Qing dynasty, and about one hundred years remained independent. But in 111 BCE, Emperor Wu Nanyue annexed to the Han Empire. This largely explains the fact that in the mausoleum are buried the representatives of the second generation of kings Nanyue who served the Han dynasty.

Buried among the rulers is another celebrity Zhao Mei, the second king Nanyue. In his tomb archaeologists found the remains of 15 court servants, apparently took poison to be buried next to his king. In ancient China it was a common occurrence.

Although the search for the Royal tombs continued for several centuries, the mausoleum was discovered by accident in 1983, when the site had started construction work at a depth of 20 meters under the ground, workers stumbled upon a tomb.

The age of the mausoleum is about 2100 years, which cannot be said about him outside. It was restored and augmented by elements of modern design. In particular, at the entrance and on the roof of the building you can see the glass pyramid on the example of the Paris Louvre. The tomb itself is in the style of the Imperial Palace.

The Museum houses many artifacts of the story is, and terracotta figures, and a variety of vessels made from precious metals, and various musical instruments. The separate exposition is reserved for the ancient ovens. The most valuable exhibits of the Museum were ornaments of gold and jade. The jade collection is unique to the era of the Han dynasty.