National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS



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Introduction | Late Prehistoric | Bronze Age | Chu Culture | Early Imperial | Timeline

Timeline of cultures, dynasties, and archaeological sites represented in the exhibition

Late Prehistoric China

c. 5000-3000 B.C.Yangshao culture
c. 4700-2920 B.C.Hongshan culture
c. 4300-2500 B.C.Dawenkou culture
c. 3300-2200 B.C.Liangzhu culture
c. 3300-2050 B.C.Majiayao culture
c. 2500-2000 B.C.Shandong Longshan culture
c. 2500-1900 B.C.Taosi Longshan culture


Bronze Age China

c. 2000-1500 B.C.Lower Xiajiadian culture
c. 1900-1500 B.C.Erlitou culture
c. 1600-1050 B.C.Shang dynasty
c. 1300-1100 B.C.Tomb at Dayangzhou
c. 1200 B.C.Royal Tomb of Fu Hao at Anyang
c. 1300-1100 B.C.Sacrificial Pits at Sanxingdui
c. 1050-771 B.C.Western Zhou dynasty
c. 1000-850 B.C.Cemeteries from the Western Zhou
capital at Xi'an
Hoard no. 1 at Zhuangbai, Fufeng
c. 900-771 B.C.Tombs of the Lords of Jin at Beizhao


Chu and other cultures

770-221 B.C.Eastern Zhou dynasty
770-476 B.C.Spring and Autumn period
c. 550 B.C.Tomb of the Chu official Peng at Xiasi
475-221 B.C.Warring States period
c. 433 B.C.Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng
c. 350 B.C.Tomb of the Chu aristocrat Pan Cheng at Tianxingguan
early 3rd centuryTomb of a Chu noblewoman at Mashan
316 B.C.Tomb of Shao Tuo at Baoshan
308 B.C.Tomb of King Cuo of Zhongshan
at Pingshan


Early Imperial China

221-207 B.C.Qin dynasty
206 B.C.Tomb of the First Emperor near Xi'an
206 B.C.-A.D. 24Western Han dynasty
122 B.C.Tomb of Zhao Mo, King of Nanyue
113 B.C.Tomb of Prince Liu Sheng at Mancheng
386-534Northern Wei dynasty
Qiji Monastery at Qingzhou
534-550Eastern Wei dynasty
550-577Northern Qi dynasty
Longxing Monastery at Qingzhou
618-907Tang dynasty
Famen Monastery at Fufeng
724Tomb of Princess Jinxiang at Xi'an
8th centuryTomb at Hansenzhai
907-923Later Liang dynasty
924Tomb of Wang Chuzhi at Quyang
Introduction | Late Prehistoric | Bronze Age | Chu Culture | Early Imperial | Timeline