[GZ] Ancient music instruments of Central Plain (Till Nov 30)
2011-September-30 Source: english.gz.gov.cn
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The ancient music instruments exhibition of Central Plain is jointly hosted by Nanyue King Museum and Henan Museum. 66 music instruments displayed are treasures from Henan. These works can be traced back to antiquity, from the New Stone Age to People's Republic. The duration is over 8000 years. Jiahugu Whistle, Gold and Stone Instrument, Qinse, Lingze, Xiqiang and Wuren, are all testaments to the charm of ancient music in China. To support this exhibition, it also displayed music instruments excavated from Zhao Mei's (King of Nanyue) tomb and they had over 2000-year history.

Important Works: a whistle made by seemingly ordinary bones, oldest relics in the exhibition and also one of the most valuable. It can be dated back to 8000 years ago. It is among the earliest music instruments in China and thus called "Origin of Chinese Music". According experts, the whistle makes fine sounds and has 7-note diatonic scale.


Time: From August 16 to November 30

Location: Nanyue King Museum

(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)

Editor: Miranda
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