Han Dynasty expo hailed a success

Bunjil Place studio was transformed into a time capsule. 194269_02. Pictures: STEWART CHAMBERS

By Brendan Rees

A huge collection of stunning historical artefacts from ancient China’s Han Dynasty has been showcased at Bunjil Place.

The exhibition transformed the studio into a time capsule, exploring a culture and lifestyle of the Han Dynasty that spanned over 2,000 years.

The event, which took place from 7-10 June, was also attended by Chinese consulate officials, and formed part of City of Casey’s first Chinese Cultural Festival.

On display was traditional Chinese lacquer artwork, and a 3D digital representation of relics found in the royal tomb.

The Han Dynasty ruled China from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D, and was renowned for its promotion of Confucianism as the state religion and saw the start of the Silk Road trade route to Europe.

Casey councillor Sam Aziz said the event was most successful, and further developed City of Casey’s prosperous relationship with China.

“We have had some amazing engagement from the business community, and also from local residents,” he said.