Mancheng Han Tombs in Baoding China

Mancheng Han Tombs

Bronze Wine Pot - 25

The Chinese imperial period began with the unification of China in 221 by the state of Qin and the consolidation of a huge empire under the succeeding Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). Consolidating the empire involved not merely geographical expansion, but also bringing together and reconciling the ideas and practices that had developed in the different states.

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