Exhibition tells story of legendary Shang Dynasty queen

chinadaily.com.cn | 2016-12-28 11:22
Exhibition tells story of legendary Shang Dynasty queen

Jade cranes unearthed from Fu Hao tomb is among the exhibits on display at the Guangdong Museum. [Photo/IC]

An exhibition of more than 700 pieces or sets of jade unearthed from the Fu Hao tomb has opened at the Guangdong Museum in Guangzhou.

The "Jade from the Tomb of Fu Hao" exhibition, opened on Tuesday, tells the legendary life of Fu Hao and reveals the mysterious and brilliant culture and civilization of the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC).

Fu Hao (Hao is the surname and Fu means a woman in Chinese), was a female legend from 3,000 years ago. She was one of the many wives of King Wu Ding and, unusually for that time, also served as a military general and high priestess.

The tomb of Fu Hao, discovered in 1976, is the only Shang Dynasty royal tomb that has been preserved intact. There are 1,928 precious relics excavated from the tomb, which reflect the highly-developed level of crafting and social development at the end of the Shang Dynasty.

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