Museum of Nanyue King


Museum of Nanyue King is the oldest and largest king's tomb with the most funerary objects in South China.

Hidden 20 meters (65.6 feet) underground, it unearthed more than ten thousand rarity cultural relics such as "the golden stamp of Wen Emperor" and "the king's gold-embroidered jade suit". Zhao Mei, the owner of the tomb, is the second king of Nanyue State of the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-24 A.D.).

With an area of 100 ㎡, the tomb is divided into two parts by a stone gate. The coffin of the owner is placed in the middle of the main chamber with abundant of treasures and articles for daily life use. 15 slaves were buried along with the emperor. The tomb and all the treasures are important historical relics which have significance on the study of Guangzhou's history and the development of economy, politics and culture.

[via chinatourguide.com website]





Museum of Nanyue King Guangzhou, China

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