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Changsha Tongguan Kiln Site Museum opens

​China.org.cn, 05 15, 2018
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The Changsha Tongguan Kiln Site Museum opened to the public on May 14, 2018. [Photo from icswb.com]

The Changsha Tongguan Kiln Site Museum opened to the public on May 14.

On display are more than 1,000 pieces of precious cultural relics showcasing the ancient ceramic culture during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

The museum, which covers a construction area of 11,437 square meters, is located in Caitaoyuan Village, Wangcheng District of Changsha.

162 pieces of ancient Chinese ceramic artifacts dating back to the Tang Dynasty, known as part of the stunning treasures on the wreck of an Arab dhow which was found in 1998 by German engineer Tilman Walterfang off the coast of Belitung Island in Indonesia, are also exhibited at the museum.

The Tongguan Kiln Site Management Office signed in last September an agreement with Walterfang to return a collection of the ceramic objects.

The shipwreck, known as "Batu Hitam" (Black Rock), was blanketed with around 67,000 pieces of objects traded from China during the Tang Dynasty. 

More than 56,500 of them were made at the Tongguan Kiln Site, which was known as one of the most famous ancient kilns in China during the period between the Tang Dynasty and Five Dynasties.

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