Ancient Engraving at the White Emporer City
Originally uploaded by rob helpychalk.
The White Emperor City is a historic site spared by the three gorges flooding and now operating as a tourist destination. It appears as though many artifacts that would have been destroyed by the flooding were moved to the temple, but the guides were not very informative. There were many exhibit halls featuring ancient artifacts including lots of engraved stones like this one. However, the tour guide would only show us recently painted, rather cheesy murals depicting great scenes from classical Chinese history like the Duke of Zhou turning over the throne to the rightful heir. We got the potted legend of the great leader, and walked right past real history.