The tomb of Emperor Liu He during excavation. Photo: China Daily
The tomb of Emperor Liu He during excavation. Photo: China Daily

Meet China’s shortest-reigning emperor, who was banished in life but dignified in death

  • Liu He ruled as emperor for just 27 days in 74BC, and he was banished as a commoner after being dethroned
  • But his tomb is full of treasures, and they offer an insight into one of the most successful periods of Chinese history

The tomb of Emperor Liu He during excavation. Photo: China Daily
The tomb of Emperor Liu He during excavation. Photo: China Daily
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