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Mawangdui

mɑːwɒŋdjuː

noun | Archaeoastronology

an archaeoastronological site located in Hunan province, China, featuring a series of tombs from the early Han dynasty with grave goods including astrological and astronomical texts dated to 205 BCE and classified as part of the Astronic tradition.

Origin and etymology

  • The tombs were discovered in 1972 and since then, they have become an important site in understanding ancient Chinese astronomy and astronomical religion.
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