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Bronze head mooncakes go viral online
   2016-09-07 19:16:50    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Huang Yue

Mooncakes in the shape of the bronze heads exhibited in the Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan, Sichuan province have recently become an online sensation. Netizens have speculated on the flavor of the cakes, joking that they must taste like bronze. The museum also produced cookies in the shape of the bronze heads in 2014. [Photo: weibo.com]

Do you want to try these Human-faced mooncakes?

Mooncakes are commonly eaten this season in China, and especially on the day of Mid-autumn festival, this year falling on Sept. 15. The shape of these mooncakes comes from the face of a bronze head from the 13th or 12th century BC that was excavated in Shanxingdui.

Netizens are very interested in the creative design of the mooncakes, and asked online whether these mooncakes have the taste of bronze.

This type of mooncake is provided by Shanxingdun Museum, recognized as one of the most important ancient remains in the world for its vast size, lengthy period and enriched cultural contents.

Mid-Autumn Day is a harvest festival celebrated by Chinese, and the festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, on the night of the full moon, which is September 15th this year.


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