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Stele of the Imperial Edict, 1298(聖詔之碑,1298) Jia, Jinhua; Yang, Zhaohua; Li, Lin; Yuan, Xiaoli; Tian, Menglu


This stele is located on the west side of the courtyard behind the Hall of Imperial Incense (御香殿) and in front of the Grand Hall (大殿) at Beizhen Temple. The size of this stele is 152cm (body height), 110cm (width), and 20cm (depth). The body of this stele is badly efflorescent, and the words are illegible. This stele sits on a tortoise-shaped base and has a rounded forehead; there are four characters, “Sheng Zhao Zhi Bei 聖詔之碑” (Stele of the Imperial Edict), on the front of the stele forehead. This stele was established in the 2nd year of Dade (1298). The stele records the event in which Emperor Yuan Chengzong bestowed the gods of the five strongholds with the titles of kings.

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