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Hunan Museum Launches Educational Activities

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Hunan Museum will launch 12 educational activities for winter vacation beginning February 8, 2018.

The 12 activities have six themes:
Visit Xin Zhui (Lady Dai)’s ‘new home’—Hunan Museum;
Treasure hunt;
Be an Eastern Zhou Dynasty merchant travelling around various Chinese states;
Stories of the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 BC) and the Period of Warring States (475-221 BC);
A journey to the Orient; and,
Mysterious gifts from other countries.

They feature four exhibitions:
1. The Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tombs in Changsha
2. Hunanese-Exhibition of Hunan History and Culture
3. The Dawning East—Collections from the Spring and Autumn and the Warring State Periods
4. Finding A Homeland at the End of the World: the Trans-cultural Exchanges and Interactions between China and Italy from the 13th Century to the 16th Century

The activities will continue through February 28. Fifteen places will be offered for every activity.
Please call at 0731-84535566 and make an appointment via transferring to 6112.

During Spring Festival holiday, the museum will open as usual but close on Feb. 15, the Spring Festival Eve.

Background information:
Xin Zhui (Chinese: 辛追; pinyin: Xīn Zhuī; died in 163 CE), also known as ‘Lady Dai’ or the ‘Marquise of Dai’, was the wife of Li Cang (利蒼), the Marquis of Dai, during the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 BCE). She gained fame more than 2 millennia after her death, when her tomb was discovered inside a hill known as ‘Mawangdui’, in Changsha, Hunan, China. After opening the tomb, workers discovered her exceptionally preserved remains alongside hundreds of valuable artifacts and documents. Her remains and belongings are currently under the care of the Hunan Museum, has occasional international exhibits. (Source:

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Translator: Xiao Juan

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