Tomb of Chang Yuchun

The Tomb of Chang Yuchun (Chinese: 常遇春墓; pinyin: Cháng Yùchūn Mù) is the tomb of Chang Yuchun (1330–1369), a military general in late Yuan and early Ming dynasties.[1] The tomb dates from 1369, and is located on Purple Mountain in Nanjing. There are stone horses, stone tigers, stone sheep and stone warriors in front of the tomb. It has been categorized as a "Major National Historical and Cultural Site in Jiangsu" by the State Council of China. In addition, the tomb was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2003 as an extension of the Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties site, for its outstanding preservation and its contribution to the medieval history of China.[2]

Tomb of Chang Yuchun
常遇春墓
Tomb of Chang Yuchun 15 2013-05.jpg
Tomb of Chang Yuchun.
Tomb of Chang Yuchun is located in Jiangsu
Tomb of Chang Yuchun
General information
LocationPurple Mountain, Xuanwu District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
CountryChina
Coordinates32°03′43.99″N 118°49′54.01″E / 32.0622194°N 118.8316694°E / 32.0622194; 118.8316694Coordinates: 32°03′43.99″N 118°49′54.01″E / 32.0622194°N 118.8316694°E / 32.0622194; 118.8316694
Completed1369
Renovated1871
Technical details
MaterialGranite
Grounds2,500 m2 (27,000 sq ft)

HistoryEdit

The tomb was built for Chang Yuchun, a military general in late Yuan and early Ming dynasties (1330–1369). The tomb is located on Purple Mountain, in Xuanwu District, Nanjing, Jiangsu.[3]

In 1871, in the 11th year of Tongzhi period of Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Chang's descendants renovated and refurbished his tomb.

In May 2006, it was listed among the batch of "Major National Historical and Cultural Sites in Jiangsu" by the State Council of China.

GalleryEdit

Stele.
Stone pillar.
Stone horse.
Stone horse.
Stone saddle.
Stone horse.
Stone tiger, stone sheep and stone warrior.
Stone sheep.
Stone tiger.
Stone warrior.
Stone armour.
Stone armour.
Site.
Grave monument.
Tomb
Road paved with stone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zhang Ke (2014-02-21). 探访:常遇春墓石人马像因何“离队”了. iFeng (in Chinese).
  2. ^ "Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 10 Apr 2021.
  3. ^ 明朝常遇春墓石马被放错26年 专家呼吁恢复原貌. Chinanews (in Chinese). 2014-02-21.