The Stele of Sacred Merits at Dingling Tomb

There used to stand in Dingling a stele of sacred merits housed in a pavilion with double eaves and a saddle roof. The stele shaped like the head of a hornless dragon with tortoise insteps, carries no inscriptions. On the four sides of its foundation stone are exquisite carvings of whirlpools, fish, tortoises, shrimps, and crabs. The pavilion was pulled down by the Qing army breaking through the Shanghaiguan Pass in 1644. The foundation and the stele still remain here.
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