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Unformatted text preview: Han Dynasty (Bce 206-220CE) Qin Shi huang di died in 210 BCE. His heir t ried to continue but terrible portents (floods, famine) arose, suggesting that the mandate of heaven had been withdrawn from house of Qin Revolution followed and the Han dynasty was born under General Liu Bang • The han empire expanded in all directions, bringing China in contact with more of Asia • Silk road, connecting China to the middle east, began to develop 2) tomb types in the Han 1. Pit-and shaft tombs a. Found earlier in Shang b. Example Tomb of Lady Dai at Mawangdui 2. Chambered tombs a. New style b. Example: Tomb of Liu Sheng Tomb Mound and Chamber of Lady Dai, Mawangdui Tomb #1, ca. 138 BCE [excavated 1971] Layer of clay, layer of lime, layer of charcoal, outerwooden container, inner wooden container, outer undecorated coffin, 3 decorated coffins, 20+ layers of silks wrapped , Purpose to prevent the body preserving The condition of one of her femoral arteries was that of a person dead no longer than 48 hours! Hair and Skin intact Grave goods in Tomb of Lady Dai Mawangdui, Han dynasty •...
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- Spring '09
- Han Dynasty, Lady Dai, Mawangdui Tomb