"Column Foundation of the Sacrificial Hall" Beijing Off The Beaten Path Tip by cal6060

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  Column Foundation of the Sacrificial Hall
by cal6060

In Temple of Heaven , near the Fasting Palace, there is a site with column foundations named " Column Foundation of the Sacrificial Hall. This site has significant history related to the process of the ceremonies of prayer to Heaven.

The signboard was written as:

" In the outer enclosure of the Temple of Heaven there was a Sacrificial Hall (not existing today) where the cattle were raised for the use of the sacrificial rituals in the altars. The hall covered an area of five room units housing the "God of Sacrifice." During the construction work in recent years the column foundations were discovered and moved into the altar of preservation. "

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  • Written Nov 18, 2011
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