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Tomb of Li Zicheng

 

The Tomb of Li Zicheng is situated in Niuji Ridge at the foot of Jiugong Mountain in Tongshan County, Hubei Province.

Li Zicheng (1606-1645) was a great leader of the peasant uprising at the end of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Once covered up by trees and tall grasses, the tomb's exact location was unknown. With the help of detailed examination and study, archaeologists were finally able to confirm its location and restore it after the liberation of the People's Republic of China.

The Tomb of Li Zicheng covers an area of 8,100 square meters and has a gate tower, landmark stele, sacrifice platform, flower bed, tomb platform and exhibition hall. A pair of lions has been installed in front of the tomb, which is encircled by a stone wall. Also in the front is a two-meter-high marble stele. An exhibition hall near the tomb contains photos of the antiques and life stories of Li Zicheng.

 
 
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