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The Forbidden City

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Angela Morrison

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City The forbidden City was created by the third Ming emperor YungLe the construction started in 1406 and was finshed in 1420. The Forbidden City is located at the center of Beijing, China's Capital.
The palace was built as the emperor's metropolis and was know as 'Tzu Chin Ch'eng The forbidden city was home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In ancient times, the emperor was thought to be the son of heaven. The palace was built as a replica of where god would live in heaven. Such a devine place was forbidden to ordinary people and that is why the Forbidden City is so named. The forbidden city has a total floor space of approximately 15,000 sq meters. It consists of 90 palaces &courtyards, 980 buildings &8,704 rooms. All the gates, palace and other structures of the Forbidden City were arranged about the south-north central axis of Beijing. This was to represent the supreme power of the emperor given from God, and the place where he lived being the center of the world. the Forbidden City ceased being the political center of China in 1912 with the abdication of Pu Yi, the last Emperor of China. If the forbiddn city was never created china would not have had a place for people to worship to a higher power and history would have changed greatly
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