Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Entrance to the Ming Tombs



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The Ming Tombs near Beijing contain the tombs of thirteen of the sixteen Ming Dynasty emperors. Construction of the tombs started in 1409 and ended with the fall of the Ming Dynasty in 1644. The stone archway above is at the southern entrance to the tombs and was built in 1540.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

5 comments:

Tina said...

George,
This is a really nice photo..and I would love to see this in person some day...we are heading to Wash DC to see the exhibit on the terra cotta soldiers..that went on display 11/19.
I can't wait..such an amazing find!!

rainfield61 said...

You have entered Ming Dynasty..back to the past.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You have such nice photos and memories of this trip. Thanks for sharing them.

Cheryl said...

Wow. The architecture is amazing! How great it is that it is preserved so well.

Ricky Peterson said...

Ming Dynasty Tombs are the thirteen Tombs of the Ming Empire.This location was cautiously selected as per the Feng Shui principles.It is a valley that has water and other necessities as per Feng Shui.You can see Shengong Shengde Stele Pavilion, huge tortoise shaped dragon-beast of 50 tonfour pillars made up of white marble called Huabiao.For more details refer Ming Dynasty