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Yong Mausoleum


Yong Mausoleum is the tomb of Wangjian who was a powerful head of ancient Shu State in present Sichuan. The tomb formed by 14 double stone vaults, the coffin chamber, and the chamber was divided into three parts by wooden doors. The coffin rests in the middle chamber on a coffin bed. The bed itself is embossed with two dragons playing with a ball, and lions were carved on each side. It is considered the most exquisite and valuable of its kind. There are murals with 24 musicians and regional instruments are carved into stone on east, west and south sides of this chamber. These are the only known court musical band images in the Tang Dynasty unearthed.




 
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