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Built in 1958, Luoyang Museum is the only comprehensive history museum in Luoyang. It shows the long history and culture of this ancient capital.
There, you can feel the historical charm of the city of Luoyang. It's definitely worth a visit. Read on to discover the highlights of Luoyang Museum.
Luoyang Museum is the cultural landmark of Luoyang. It is huge and informative. It has two floors with nine galleries in different themes.
It has a wide variety of displays from history to art, including bronze wares, tri-color articles, pottery wares, stone inscriptions, calligraphies, and more. Over 1,000 exhibits ranging from prehistoric times to the Sui and Tang Dynasties are displayed there.
In terms of exhibits, you can focus on the bronze wares from the Shang and Xia Dynasties, painted potteries from the Han and Wei Dynasties, as well as tri-colored glazed potteries from the Tang Dynasty.
It is the earliest bronze ware found in China, and a national treasure. A jue (/jwair/) is an ancient wine jug with three legs and a loop handle.
In the Xia Dynasty, drinking wine was a privilege for the nobility. A bronze jue was a symbol of someone’s status.
A jue's typical features are a long, canal-like spout (流 liu /lyoh/ ‘flow’) and a shorter counterpart on the other side (尾 wei /way/ ‘tail’). This bronze jue has a long spout, pointed tail, slender waist, and oval bottom.
A bixie is a mythical beast in China’s ancient legends. It is said it can ward off evil spirits and bring good luck. It looks like a lion with wings and it usually appears in tombs.
This sculpture was unearthed in 1992, and is 1.9 meters (6’3”) high, 2.97 meters (9’9”) long, 0.9 meters (3’) wide, and weighs more than 8 tonnes. It is the largest stone bixie found in China.
This white jade cup was unearthed in 1956. It is a drinking vessel from imperial China. This cup is 11.5 cm (4½”) tall with a diameter of about 5 cm (2”).
The cup is carved from Hetian jade (Hetian is a city in Xinjiang Province, West China). The surface of the whole cup is very smooth with no patterns. It is designed in a concise style.
The white jade cup is exquisite and glamorous. It is one of the most popular and beloved articles in the museum.
The tri-colored pottery horse was unearthed in 1971. People in the Tang Dynasty liked horses very much. The object is 73 cm (29”) tall and 84 cm (83”) long.
The ‘tri-colored’ pottery is not actually just three colors. In fact, the glaze coloring includes many colors but black coloring, like on this artifact, is rare.
This ‘tri-colored’ pottery horse is all in black, however, except for the face, mane, tail, and feet, which are white. It deserves a look.
Tri-colored glazed pottery occupies an important historical position in Chinese culture. The tri-colored camel was excavated in 1981. It is 88 cm (2’11”) tall and 76 cm (2’6”) long.
The camel has raised its head and opened its mouth to roar. It's walking forward with a blanket, food, and silk on its back. This article reproduces a typical camel on the ancient Silk Road in China.
It is about 11 kilometers (7 miles) from the Longmen Grottoes to Luoyang Museum, which is about half an hour’s drive, and about 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Luoyang Longmen Railway Station to Luoyang Museum.
If you travel with us, we will arrange a comfortable vehicle to save you from having to use inconvenient public transportation.
Luoyang is a famous historical and cultural city. Luoyang Museum demonstrates the colorful culture of the ancient capital. Meanwhile, the museum embraces modern exhibition techniques, giving new vitality to the exhibits and making them appear more exquisite and elegant.
You can explore the interesting museum with us to learn more about Luoyang’s history. Our guide will share his/her profound historical knowledge and offer a thoughtful service to you.
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