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Jades of the Hongshan Culture
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Stamp Title: Jades of the Hongshan Culture
Serial Number: 2017-8
Value in Set: 3
Denomination: 3.6 yuan
Date of Issue: 2017-04-09
Designer: Xia Jingqiu
Size of Stamp: 30×40mm
Perforation: 13.5
Sheet Composition: 18
Printer: Henan Post Printing Factory
Printing Process: Offset Printing

Hongshan Culture is the most important Neolithic archaeological culture in northeast China. Named after excavation at the Hongshan site in Chifeng city, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, it developed in southeast Inner Mongolia, western Liaoning and northern Hebei provinces, dating from 6,500 to 5,000 years ago.

Jades of the Hongshan Culture are varied, with dragons, phoenixes and people represented. Unearthed in Xiawa county of Inner Mongolia, the jade dragon on the stamp is typical of jades from the Hongshan Culture. The jade phoenix and people on the stamp were both unearthed at the Niuheliang site in northeast China's Liaoning Province. 

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