Entrance to the Ming Tombs

on Wednesday, November 25, 2009

(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.