Turpan Museum

On display in the museum are various cultural relics from primitive society to modern times, including stone implement, dried-up corpses, books, records, documents, inscriptions on memorial tablets of tombs, paintings, silk fabrics, earth and wooden figurines, melons, fruits, food, pottery and old coins, all of which were unearthed in Gaochang, Jiaohe, Astana, the Karakhoja ancient tombs and other ancient cultural sites. Most interesting is the exhibits from the old Uighur capital at Gaochang, including documents relating to land tenure in the early 7century. Touring the places of historical interest before visiting the museum would be helpful for visitors to fully understand the splendid ancient culture of Turpan.

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