Luoyang Ancient Art Museum

Luoyang Ancient Art Museum

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Luoyang Ancient Art Museum is the largest museum of ancient tombs in China and the first museum of ancient tombs in the world. The museum contains dozens of tombs from various periods in ancient times from West Han Dynasty to Song Dynasty, all of which were relocated from the original site and restored and exhibited underground in the shape of tombs. The visitors can have more perspectives to understand the space environment of the tomb architecture, unearthed cultural relics, tomb murals, brick carving art and cultural relics.
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  • Opening Hours: April 1 – October 31, 9:00 – 17:00, closed on Monday
    Opening Hours: November 1 – March 31, 9:00 – 16:30; closed on Monday
  • Visiting Time: 2-3 hours
  • Chinese Name: 洛阳古代艺术博物馆
  • Address: No.6 Jichang Road, Luoyang, Hebei Province

Overview – Luoyang Ancient Art Museum

Luoyang Ancient Art Museum is a museum presenting Chinese ancient tombs in Luoyang, in the Henan province of China. The Museum was established in 1984 and opened to the public in 1987.

Luoyang Ancient Art Museum is located on Mang Hill, on the eastern side of Zhongtou Village, about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of Luoyang City. The site occupies 3 hectares. Mangshan, where the museum is located, is a hill about 300m above sea level that was historically a burial ground.

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The museum comprises two parts: an underground and an above ground sections. The above ground part contains a Han-style gate and several halls. Tomb models from the Stone Age to the Han Dynasty, restored funerary objects and funeral rituals are displayed in the eastern hall.

The underground section is a tomb group site that is about 7 meters underground and contains 22 tombs from Henan province. It is divided into three halls: the hall of the Wei and Jin dynasties, the hall of Western Han and Eastern Han dynasties, and the hall of Tang and Song dynasties.

The tomb of Emperor Xuanwu of Northern Wei (483-515) is part of the Museum. Luoyang was the capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty from 493 to 534.

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