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Luoyang Ancient Tombs Museum (洛阳古墓博物馆, pinyin: Luoyang gumu bowuguan) is a museum presenting Chinese ancient tombs in Luoyang, in the Henan province of China.

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The Museum was established in 1984 and opened to the public in 1987. It is located on Mang Hill (邙山; pinyin: Mangshan), in 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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Exhibits

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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.

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

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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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References

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