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Yan Capital Site Museum of Western Zhou DynastyYan Capital Site Museum of Western Zhou Dynasty is located at Liulihe Shang, which is a national key cultural heritage protection site.
After more than 20 years' excavation, which started in the 1960s, the city cite has been discovered and the tombs of the Yan's nobles uncovered. Over 1,000 cultural relics, replicas, materials, models, tombs and horse carriage tunnels give a systemic and vivid introduction to the range, pattern and panorama of the ancient Yan Capital. The glorious culture and advanced civilization of Yan Kingdom have been retraced.
The main cultural relics displayed here include: two sets of tombs preserved in their original places, several chariot pits where slaves were buried alive; some bronze ware unearthed from tombs of Yan nobles, of which the violet tripod caldron (the largest one of all bronze wares) and Boju caldron are the most important; the lacquerware such as Gu (type of goblet) and Dou (type of standing cup), the only ones of early Western Zhou which could be restored to their original condition; and a lot of exquisite pottery, jades, stone and agate vessels.
These rare art treasures represent the creative abilities of the ancient Chinese people and their significant contributions to world civilization.
Address: 9, West Street, Tongzhou District, Beijing
Opening Hours: 8:00---11:30; 14:00---17:30 (except Monday)
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