Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

From Wiki China org cn
Jump to navigationJump to search

The mausoleum of Zhu Yuanzhang (朱元璋墓), the first emperor in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and his Empress Ma, it is located at the foot of the Wanzhu Peak on the south slope of Zhongshan Mountain in Nanjing.

In 1381, Zhu Yuanzhang ordered Li Xin to supervise the construction of the mausoleum. In August of the following year, Empress Ma died and she was buried in September that year in this mausoleum. It was then named Xiaoling, meaning the emperor ruled the country by means of filial piety. Another explanation says that it was named after Xiaoci, the posthumous title of Empress Ma. In May 1383, the palace of the Xiaoling Mausoleum was founded. In May 1398, Zhu Yuanzhang died, and he was buried in the mausoleum together with Empress Ma. The accessorial project of Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum was not finished until 1405 of the Yongle reign.

Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum