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The Significance of Animal Statues in the Forbidden City

The animal statues inside the Forbidden City all have their place and purpose. They were arranged for peace and harmony. Each statue was set in a fixed position and meant to endure the centuries, appealing to the heavens for the preservation and long-lasting prosperity of the ruling dynasty. Animal statues in the Forbidden City Lion ...

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The Forbidden City.