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HILLMAN CHINA ADVENTURE 2017
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EASTWARD TREK:
YANGTZE TO YELLOW MOUNTAIN

Ia. JINGZHOU MUSEUM 2
The Mummy
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The Mummy
A major attraction here is the display of the well-preserved 2,000-year-old male corpse from the Western Han Dynasty complete with all body parts. The well-preserved body, alongside his internal organs, is encased in a glass case. The unusual state of preservation is probably due to the deep burial location and well-sealed fluid mercury filled coffin. 

We viewed it by looking down into a pit-like enclosure. The mummy and buried possessions of the Western Han Dynasty (2069 BC) were excavated by the Jingzhou Museum in Jinan, the former ancient capital city of the Chu, in 1975. The buried possessions on display included two "best in the world" relics which are a hemp skirt and hemp shoes.


Entering the Museum Buildings


 





 



EASTWARD I :: JINGZHOU MUSEUM

1. Yangtze to Museum
1a. The Mummy
1b. Artifacts
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EASTWARD TREK:
YANGTZE TO YELLOW MOUNTAIN
I: JINGZHOU MUSEUM II: JINGZHOU WALL III: WUHAN IV: BULLET TRAIN V: WEST LAKE VI: HUANGSHAN
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