Mawangdui Archaeological Site: History and Technology Meet in Innovative Exhibition



Mawangdui is an archaeological site in Changsha City, Hunan Province, China that consists of two saddle-shaped hills and contains the tombs of three people from the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–25 AD).

The site, which was excavated between 1972 and 1974, contains many valuable monuments reflecting the life of the people during that period. Most of the artifacts excavated are on display Hunan Provincial Museum.

To promote historical and cultural awareness and promote tourism, the local government has initiated a series of programs to promote a new type of cultural tourism.


An attempt to revive ancient history with advanced technology

Based on the relics discovered from the Han tomb in Mawangdui, a digital exhibition was created to showcase the restoration work and display historical relics alongside a traditional performance of Peking Opera. The show tells the story of Xin Sui, the wife of the chief minister of Changsha, who teaches her son to learn from his father’s sense of patriotism and devote himself to the country.

The presentation has unique and artistic texture design, multimedia visual effects and other advanced technologies.

In addition to the Peking Opera phenomenon, many traditional and modern performance methods have been adopted. Multimedia technology is used innovatively to enhance the choreography and presentation of cultural relics using high-precision three-dimensional digital reduction techniques. These artistic effects create an amazing immersive experience for the audience.


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