Horse-drawn Chariot at Han Yangling Mausoleum in Xi’an, China

There is also a traditional museum at the Han Yangling Mausoleum where artifacts are displayed in glass cases at eye level. This allows you to inspect the intricate discoveries such as weapons, utensils, coins, jewelry, vases and figurines. Among the collection at the Archaeological Exhibit Center are several chariots. They vary in size and comfort based on the importance of the passenger, ranging from royalty to junior officers. This is a yaoche. The four-horse vehicle was probably reserved for a high-ranking government official. Chinese chariots were an effective military vehicle from 1200 BC until the start of the Han dynasty (202 BC).


Hanyangling Museum, Airport Hwy, Weicheng Qu, Xianyang Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China


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