The Qian Tomb

The Qian Tomb

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The Qian Tomb

Introduction: The Tang Dynasty (618-907) is a truly fascinating period of Chinese history, not o­nly f..

Tickets:In total the mausoleum site covered an area of 2.3 square meters (0.88 square kilometers) and..

Travel Tips:Two ornamented octagonal columns mark the south entrance and the mythical winged horses are th..

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The Qian Tomb Introduction

The Tang Dynasty (618-907) is a truly fascinating period of Chinese history, not o­nly for its high culture but also the personalities that left their mark o­n the epoch. Not least of these were Emperor Gao Zong and his Empress Wu Zetian. It is not surprising that they should have had impressive burials and that in view of her powerful and dominating character that the Empress should have shared her late husband's tomb. This is the o­nly instance of a mausoleum shared in this way and of course, Wu Zetian was the o­nly woman to have ruled China.

The Qian Tomb Features

The Qianling Mausoleum occupies a prominent site o­n the summit of Liangshan Hill some 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of the Tang capital, Chang'an (today's Xi'an). The design of the tomb site replicates the city of Chang'an and in accordance with tradition is o­n a north-south axis. The southern approach is set between two smaller hills and the way to the Emperor's tomb is lined with stone animals as well as human figures. These include horses and ostriches, winged horses and a pair of stone lions. In all there are 124 stone sculptures and these are reminders of the fact that the Tang was very much involved with trade and diplomatic exchange with the world far beyond China's borders as there are distinct Western Asian and Greek influences in these sculptures.

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In total the mausoleum site covered an area of 2.3 square meters (0.88 square kilometers) and within this area stood 378 buildings that included the Sacrifice Hall, a Pavilion, a Hall of Ministers and numerous corridors. Unfortunately, the above ground structures have not survived unlike the stone sculptures that still delight visitors.

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The tomb is of a very strong and secure construction and is notable as the o­nly mausoleum to escape the unwelcome attention of tomb robbers.

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