"Tomb of Sun Quan" Nanjing Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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This tomb lies within the Ming Tomb Scenic Area of the Purple Mountains. Sun Quan (182-250 A.D.), was the first emperor of the Wu Kingdom. He ascended the throne in Wuchang to start his reign as Huanglong in 229 A.D. Soon after that, he moved his capital to Jianye (modern day Nanjing). Upon his death he was buried in a hill at the foot of the Purple Mountain together with his former wife of the Bu family.

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  • Written Jul 15, 2009
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