Hubei Museum, Wuhan, China

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Arriving in one of my hometowns, Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. Across the lake from my house was Hubei Museum, a museum about the history of Hubei province.

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The museum is free for everyone, but bring a passport just in case.

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First exhibition displayed items discovered from Tomb of Marquis Zeng. This person presided over a mysterious Kingdom of Zeng. The discovery provided strong evidence that such kingdom existed.

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Some big bronze items.

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The greatest contribution from the tomb discovery was a large two-tone set-bells, one and only in the world.

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Explainations on how to play the instrument.

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The marquis was a music fanatic, his tomb covered a wide varieties of music instruments.

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A model of the rack, over which the musical bells hang.

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Bronze base of a drum.

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Jade belt, part of the dead’s clothing.

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We were told that the museum made copies of the ancient instruments and held concerts playing these instruments every day.

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Exhibits of primitive celadon.

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Tiger figurines.

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Pillow.

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White porcelain items.

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Tomb site.

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Figurines.

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Celadon inkslab with five cups.

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Blue-and-white porcelain made in Yuan Dynasty (about a thousand years ago)

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Ancient bronze shot “glass”

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Plates in more complicated patterns such as flowers and bats.

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Lobby from above.

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Primitive human bones found in the province.

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This person was found around where I was born.

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Old city discovery.

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How to make ceramic pots during ancient times.

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Jade belt for the deads.

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Gold holder frames for these jades above.

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Bracelets found in the tomb.

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King of Yue’s sword.

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A typical item found in tombs around this region.

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Other items found for controlling horse-drawn carriages.

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Local heroes.

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Revolutionary heroes.

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Museum expansion is under construction.

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The garden view from the top floor.

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