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Tomb Quest: Walk into the Luoyang Tomb Museum

 2011-11-17    Myla    Sights    Luoyang    3130  

There are many monuments in Luoyang, such as White Horse Temple and Longmen Grottoes. These are relics on the ground, but today, I will show you a scenic spot under the ground, that is the Luoyang Tomb Museum, which is located in the east of Zongtou Village, northern suburb of Luoyang City.

Luoyang had been the capital of eight dynasties of ancient China, as well as the first slave state. Archaeologists found a lot of ancient sites and thousands of ancient tombs when did a research in Luoyang, unearthed hundreds of pieces of cultural relics, and Luoyang Tomb Museum was just build on the basis of these sites.

There are two serials exhibition in Luoyang Tomb Museum: the typical ancient tombs and the Northern Wei imperial tombs.  

Tourist Information:
Tickets: free to visit, but you must have a valid identification.
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-16: 00 p.m.
Transportation: take the No. 83 bus at the train station stop, and get off at the Luoyang Ancient Art Museum.

Taixu Hall

The unearthed Pottery Figurine’s Head Han Dynasty figurines

life appliances buried in the tomb

The Tube-Shaped Eares Tile

door of the tomb, made of stone

the tomb

funerary objects in the tomb

the beam carving

hollow brick


Eastern Han Dynasty sacred animal frescoes tomb


Unearthed colored horses and figurine

Tomb animal and the figurines

colored tomb beast

Northern Song frescoes tomb

brick carving roof

tablet in the tomb

brick carving


brick carving in the tomb, sophisticated craft

Northern Song brick tomb

brick carving unearthed from the tomb

fine tomb frescoes in the tomb

the unearthed painted pottery figurine group

the Northern Wei Dynasty painted pottery figurine group


pottery figurines


Sejong Jingling Tomb

Jingling underground palace 

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