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Murals of Tang Dynasty on display in Xi'an
From:CNTV.CN  Writer:  Date:2011-05-13

 

Xi'an, the former capital city of the Tang Dynasty, is home to a rich collection of priceless antiquities.

For the Horticultural Expo, the city has brought many out for the public to appreciate. One of the noteworthy items is a set of mural paintings.

The set of six mural paintings done over one thousand years ago have been amazingly well preserved. Every detail remains as vivid and colorful as before.

The pictures depict a group of noble women on an outing in the woods, reflecting an idyllic lifestyle enjoyed by people in the heyday of Tang.

Zhang Baoqing, visitor, said, "I'm impressed to see the pictures as old as these still look so nice. The museum has done a good job in protecting them. We are lucky to be able to appreciate them at the Horticulture Expo. "

The murals were discovered in 1986 from a tomb in suburbs of Xi'an.

Archeologists say that the pictures are among the best-preserved Tang tomb murals found so far.

 

 
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