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The Luoyang Museum is a local historical museum of China. It was first built in Guanlin, the south of Luoyang City in Henan Province, in 1958, and then moved to the north side of Zhongzhou Road in 1973. The new museum was opened on May 1, 1974, covering more than 200,000 square meters. The roof of the main building is covered with glazed tiles.

To illustrate the profound culture of the ancient capital City of Luoyang, the display of the Museum mainly reflects Heluo Culture, together with Yangshao Culture, Longshan Culture, and the culture of the Xia (21st century-17th century BC), Shang (17th century-11th century BC) and Zhou (11th century -256BC) period.

The Museum displays 1,700 cultural relics in five exhibition rooms -- a reflection of five different social development stages such as the Primitive Society, the Slavery Society, and the Feudal Society. Among the relics, the bronze wares of the Shang and Zhou dynasties, the pottery-made tomb figures, and the Tang San Cai (Tri-color Glazed Pottery of Tang) are considered to be of the first grade.

Besides the basic displays, the Museum also holds exhibitions of calligraphy and paintings and so on every year.

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