Mural Paintings of Eastern Jin Dynasty
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Mural Paintings of Eastern Jin Dynasty

By Ruru ZhouUpdated Mar. 18, 2021

Overview

The tomb is 12 meters deep, with a path, 33 meters in length and 1,4 meters in width,  descending to the tomb chamber. The chamber was built with brick, containing two separate parts: the front and rear parts. The walls of the front part and the ceiling are decorated with colorful paintings. The content of these paintings are loyal figures, loyal life, farming and hunting activities, flowers, birds and animals. The paintings in the rear chamber contain subjects of arrows and silk.

Although these murals were made over thousands of years ago, there are well-preserved in the original condition when it first discovered in 1970s, thanks to the dry weather condition in the area.

Features

The Mural Paintings of Eastern Jin Dynasty are found inside a tomb of Eastern Jin Dynasty ( 220-420), 42 kilometers to the northwest of the city, on the Gobi desert.

Transportation

Take the Jiuquan to Jiayuguan public bus at Xiguan Bus Station and get off at the Silk Road Museum.

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