Built in 1917, Lushun Museum houses 30,000 cultural relics of ancient and modern times, some of the most fascinating being the nine mummies unearthed in Xinjiang which are believed to have lived over 1300 years ago. Other cultural relics on display include laquer ware, pottery handicrafts, calligraphy, paintings and Buddhist art works. The exhibition features national treasures from all across the country, but it also boasts an extensive selection of local relics. The most notable of these include artifacts unearthed in Muyang city which date back to the Han Dynasty (220 B.C. to 206 B.C.). Another must-see item in the museum and also one of the most precious of the bunch are the "double dragon basins" from the Song Dynasty, a basin that creates ripples on the water's surface as well as vibrating sounds when one rubs its handles.