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Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum

Updated: 2018-12-11

Established in 2002, the Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum is the first modern museum in China that integrates bamboo slip collection, protection, arrangement, research, and display. The Museum covers an area of 30 mu (20,000 square meters), with a building area of 14,100 square meters. Its buildings are characterized by reinforced concrete shear wall structures, open-air courtyards, and black-and-white outer walls, presenting Chinese modern garden architectural style.

The Museum has collected more than 100,000 bamboo slips and wooden tablets dating back over 1,700 years, which have been unearthed in downtown Changsha since October, 1996. The astounding bamboo and wooden slips were known as “one of 20th Century’s most important archeological discoveries in China” and also labeled as “the fifth great discovery of ancient Chinese records” following the unearthed inscriptions on oracle bones from Yin Ruins and Dunhuang documents.

The slips and tablets, which were inscribed with characters, recorded in detail the political, economic, military, cultural and geographic information of the ancient Changsha prefecture which was under the rule of Wu Kingdom (222 AD-280 AD), according to local government sources. (Source: enghunan)

The Museum has been open to the public for free since November 8, 2007.

Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (closed on Tuesday)
Address: No. 92, Baisha Road, Tianxin District, Changsha
Tel: 0731-85425680; 0731-85425678; 0731-85425676

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: chinajiandu.cn