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Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum listed as 'first class'

Updated: 2017-01-16

 
Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum, together with 33 other museums, was listed among the third batch of national first-class museums, Changsha Evening News reported on Jan 13.

 

The first-class museums are evaluated by the Chinese Museum Association and honor those collecting valuable cultural relics and educating the public.

 

The exterior of the Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum in Changsha, Hunan province. [Photo/voc.com.cn]

 

Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum opened to the public in 2007. It houses more than 100,000 bamboo slips and wooden tablets dating back over 1,700 years on the area covering 2 hectares.

 

Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum is home to slips and tablets recording information of the ancient Changsha prefecture which was under the rule of Wu Kingdom (222 AD – 280 AD). [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

The slips and tablets, inscribed with characters, record in detail the political, economic, military, cultural, and geographic information of the ancient Changsha prefecture which was under the rule of Wu Kingdom during the Three Kingdom period (222 AD – 280 AD).

 

So far, Hunan province has four national first-class museums. The other three are Hunan Provincial Museum, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall in Shaoshan, and Liu Shaoqi Memorial Hall in Ningxiang county.

 

Source: Changsha Evening News