Guankou No 1 tomb: Revealing treasures from Western Han Dynasty in Chongqing

Updated: Apr 8, 2024 Print
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Orthophoto of the chamber that accommodates the outer coffin of the Guankou No 1 tomb [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Discover the Guankou No 1 tomb in Wulong district of Chongqing, a well-preserved tomb from the early Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) with clear dating.

Over 680 artifacts including pottery,lacquerware, wood ware, bamboo ware and bronze ware have been unearthed from the tomb. It holds the record for the largest collection of lacquered wood and bamboo ware discovered at one time in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.
This site provides crucial evidence and research materials for studying the burial customs of the early Western Han Dynasty.

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