40 years revival of millennia bells

China Plus Published: 2018-12-28 15:04:00
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The Zenghouyi chime bells displayed in Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan.[Photo:VCG]

The Zenghouyi chime bells displayed in Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan.[Photo:VCG]

This is the sound of bronze chime bells that date back to China's Warring States period more than 2,400 years ago. Called the Zenghouyi chime bells, they were unearthed in 1978 in the royal tomb of the Marquis Yi from the ancient Zeng state. This was also the year that marked the start of a new chapter in China's history.

The Zenghouyi chime bells displayed in Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan.[Photo:VCG]

The Zenghouyi chime bells displayed in Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan.[Photo:VCG]

Click on the audio bar above to get more details of this ancient instrument.

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