The Zhao Yu Tu (“map of the area of the mausoleum”); Hebei Provincial Museum at Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China. © World Map Co. Ltd. Supervised by National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.
October 17, 2014

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