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Tianjin Museum

Listed under Museums in Tianjin, China.

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Tianjin has played an important role in the last couple of hundred years of Chinese history. It was a key target for the foreign powers attacking the Ming Dynasty during the Opium Wars, was subsequently the scene of many attacks against those same foreign powers afterwards - and then became a focal point again during the revolutionary period in the first half of the 20th Century.

Many very special items from these periods have found their way into this well-organised collection so that the visitor can get a better understanding of Tianjin's significance in the eyes of the Chinese. Even the flag raised over Tiananmen Square at the founding of the People's Republic of China is here, not in Beijing.

Other collections go further back into Chinese history with wonderful displays of paintings, sculptures and cultural artefacts.

Tianjin Museum Website.

Written by  Ian Ford.

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It's a jade burial suit, probably from the Han Dynasty. It was believed that jade could prevent decay.

The type of wire used to hold the pieces together would indicate the rank of the deceased. Only an emperor could have gold thread. Only rich aristocrats could afford the jade anyway.


That's a really cool photo - what is it?

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