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Xianyang City Qianling - Sima Road
Shaanxi Province

Ganling located at Gan County north end of town 6 kilometer Liangshan, is Tang Gaozong Li Zhihe female Emperor Wu Zetian buries husband and wife together the grave mausoleum, the grave because of Shan Weiling, imposing magnificent. Liangshan has three peaks, north the peak is highest, elevation 1047.9 meter , Gao Zong and Emperor Wu Zetian two buries husband and wife together the grave in this peak. South side two peaks are low, the thing confronts, middle is the department training ground, therefore these two peaks name call “the woman's protruding breasts”.

Steps the stone steps road from the Ganling road gate, counts 537 levels of stairs, its stair elevation difference is 81.68 meters. Walks the stair is an even width path, until “Tang Gaozong the mausoleum” the tablet, this path is “Sima says”. Both sides existing engraved pillar 1 pair, wing horse, ostrich each 1 pair, Shima 5 pairs, old man zhong 10 pairs, stele 2. East for the non-character tablet, west to state the Saint to record the tablet. Has Wang Binxiang 61, the stone lion 1 pair, surroundings some 17 is also buried along with the dead the grave. “Tang Gaozong the mausoleum” the tombstone, the height 2 meters, are Shanxi patrol government office Bi Yuanwei the high ancestor institute stands, the original tablet has destroyed, now this tablet is the clear Qianlong year reconstructs. This tablet right ventral another tombstone, is Guo froth , if paints “Tang Gaozong Li Zhi and grave of the day emperor” 12 large brush-written Chinese characters.

Ganling this buries husband and wife together the grave not to rob until now. from 1966 to 1971, our country archaeologist once many times regarding the grave carried on the reconnaissance, the conclusion was its grave firm exceptionally, according to investigation from grave road junction to grave gate length 631 meters , the width 3.9 meters, altogether 39, all build with Shi Tiaotian, each Shi Tiaozai is fixed with the iron bolt board, and has poured into the hard juice, these situations carry consistently with the literature, from this definitely may believe firmly that this grave digs truly with difficulty.

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Shanxi, Shaanxi, or referred to Qin, also known as Shaanxi, China's northwest region, a province, the provincial capital Xi'an, located in the hinterland of China, the Yellow River and Yangtze River, located in east longitude 105 ° 29 '~ 111 ° 15', Latitude 31 ° 42 '~ 39 ° 35' between. East of Shanxi, Henan, west of Ningxia, Gansu, south of Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Inner Mongolia, north, connecting China living in east and central region and the northwest and southwest of the important position. Because of the Shan Zhou (now Shan County in Henan Province) west of the, so called Shaanxi. Long history and profound culture. Longer period in the history of Shaanxi Province has been referred to as "Qin. "