Thursday, February 26, 2009

Imperial Mausoleums of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, China

China-19, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The Xianling Tomb, located in Zhongxiang City, Hubei Province, is the mausoleum of Ming Emperor Jiajing’s Parents. The Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in Zunha, Hebei Province are the burial places of 161 Emperors and their family members. The Western Tombs of the Qing Dynasty is located Yi County, Hebei Province. The construction of the tombs began in 1730, and was completed 185 years later. The tombs are outstanding representatives of Chinese imperial mausoleum-building art.


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