The Ban Chao Memorial, located in Luoyang City, Henan Province, has recently been fully upgraded and reopened to the public.
The Memorial, after the upgrade, further explores the national spirit represented during Ban Chao's visit to the Western Regions, retells stories depicting the harmonious coexistence, cooperation and development of China and countries and ethnic groups along the Belt and Road, and displays the historical heritage of Luoyang as the eastern starting point of the Silk Road and an important node city along the Belt and Road. A comprehensive upgrade has been applied to exhibition contents, display modes, and the collection of cultural relics.
According to the person in charge of the Memorial, the Luoyang Cultural Relics Bureau specifically allocated more than 30 pieces of cultural relics dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty to the Ban Chao Memorial, which has further enriched the exhibition. As part of the efforts to build Luoyang into the "Oriental Capital of Museums", the Memorial will become an important platform to display the history and culture of the eastern starting point of the Silk Road.
Ban Chao (23-102 A.D.) was a military strategist and diplomat in the Eastern Han Dynasty. Appointed as an envoy to the Western Regions in 73A.D., he traveled between the Han territories and the Western Regions for the next 31 years, strengthening ties between the two. He made outstanding contributions to the formation, consolidation and development of the multi-ethnic country of China.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
Photo from: Luoyang Daily