Introduction to Mawangdui Tombs (马王堆)
Mawangdui is an archaeological site located in Changsha, Hunan Province. It's one of the?top attractions in changsha. The site consists of two saddle-shaped hills and contains the tombs of three people from the western Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE).
An analysis of the anatomy shows that the visceral organs were well preserved. The corpse possessed Type A blood, and blood clots were found in the blood veins.138 1/2 muskmelon seeds were found in her esophagus, stomach and intestines, indicating that she might have died shortly after eating a melon.
Furong District, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
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Opening Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (Closed Monday)
Admission: 2 Yuan
1. Take buses 112, 204 or 501 getting off at Mawangdui Hospital South stop.
2. Take buses 19, 142, 147, 501 or 705 getting off at Tian Jia Bing High School stop.
1. Try to avoid visiting during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October. There are many tour groups and local tourists during national holidays.
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