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Overview – Luoyang Museum
Luoyang Museum is a historical museum in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Situated in the Yellow River valley. It offers exhibits of the rich cultural heritage of Luoyang, a major Chinese cultural center, which was the capital of numerous Chinese dynasties including the Eastern Zhou and the Eastern Han.
The Luoyang Museum was first built in 1958, in Guanlin, seven kilometers (4.3 mi) south of Luoyang City. It was moved to the north side of Zhongzhou Road in 1973 near the Wangcheng Park, which, at an area of 67 hectares (170 acres), is the largest public park in Luoyang. The new museum opened on May 1, 1974. It houses relics from excavation sites on the outskirts of Luoyang, in the city’s old section. They include antiquaries from palaces and temples. These artifacts establish the historical past of Luoyang, representing elements of the ancient city of nine capitals, from Neolithic times up to 937 AD.
The Luoyang Museum is built in ancient Tang Dynasty, Chinese architectural style. An Eastern Han Dynasty painting of the “hundred-flower” lantern is displayed on the front facade of the museum.
With four display halls and five exhibition rooms, it is spread over 20,000 square meters (220,000 sq ft) with a floor space of 10,000 square meters (110,000 sq ft). The antiquaries are arranged to demonstrate the evolution of social structure, beginning with primitive society in the first hall, followed by exhibits related to slavery, and feudalism. The exhibits are also arranged in a sequence of ancient cultures starting with Heluo, followed by Yangshao, Longshan, Xia (21st century BC-17th century BC), Shang (17th century BC-11th century BC) and ending with Zhou (11th century BC-256 BC).
Two collections are major permanent exhibits in Luoyang Museum: the Historical and Cultural Relics of Luoyang and the Selected Cultural Relics of Luoyang. Traveling collections from the Luoyang Museum are located in Japan, Germany, France, Singapore, and South Korea. In addition, the museum also conducts exhibitions of carved stone, Pottery figurines of Han and Tang Dynasties, a cultural relic of ancient Chinese Palace, calligraphy, and paintings, and other items every year.
Many of the exhibits are of bronze, pottery, porcelain, gold, silver, jade, and stonewares. In addition, the Ming and Qing dynasty articles include ancient calligraphic works and paintings, and folk art objects. Pieces include Stone Age figurines and implements of Tang Dynasty; a figurine of a young woman with coiled hair excavated in 1980; a young woman figurine in clay with dragon design headgear; an imperial attendant at the Jingling Mausoleum of Ziyou, Emperor Xianzhuang Mangssssssan of Northern Wei Dynasty (314 centimeters (124 in)); and an imperial attendant at the Jingling Mausoleum of Yuan Key, Emperor Xuanwu of Northern Wei Dynasty (289 cm (114 in)).