There are still unsolved mysteries about the fire in the Forbidden City

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 There are still unsolved mysteries about the fire in the Forbidden City


From the completion of the Forbidden City in the 18th year of Yongle in the Ming Dynasty to the abdication of Puyi, the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, more than 400 years have witnessed 40 or 50 major fires. There are more than 9000 palaces in the Forbidden City. The buildings are towering, but the warm wood brings great fire hazards. The three main halls are the most important buildings in the Forbidden City. Their design, construction and building materials are unparalleled. But when it comes to fires, it is the three halls that suffer the most. According to the records in the history of Ming Dynasty, in the 19th year of Yongle, all the new three halls were burned down, but the fire still remains a mystery.

Every fire was a national disaster at that time. After the fire of the 25th year of Wanli, the reconstruction project was not completed until the seventh year of Tianqi. Chunming dream Yu Lu records that on the second day of August of the seventh year of Tianqi, the three halls were completed, and the total amount of silver was more than 595755922. The history of Ming Dynasty records that the three halls were prosperous, and nanmu and Cunninghamia trees were collected in Huguang, Sichuan and Guizhou, and more than 9.3 million taels of silver were collected from the people.. In terms of the 9 million taels of wood harvesting alone, it was also equivalent to the living expenses of more than 8 million poor peasants in a year at that time. So how to solve the problem of Tianhuo destroying the palace and wasting peoples money?

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, according to the time of occupying the Forbidden City, the Ming Dynasty had a shorter time than the Qing Dynasty, but the number of fires was much more than that of the Qing Dynasty. Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty was in power for the longest time, but the number of fires in the palace was the least. Taihe hall, as the highest regulated building, has a maximum number of ten ridge beasts, and the number is even, which is only one example in all the ancient buildings in the Forbidden City. So, can the glazed components on the top of the hall really play a role in avoiding fire and eliminating disasters as people say? Source: CCTV news client editor: Hua Chengyu_ NBJ11143

In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, according to the time of occupying the Forbidden City, the Ming Dynasty was shorter than the Qing Dynasty, but the number of fires was much more than that of the Qing Dynasty. Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty was in power for the longest time, but the number of fires in the palace was the least. Taihe hall, as the highest regulated building, has a maximum number of ten ridge beasts, and the number is even, which is only one example in all the ancient buildings in the Forbidden City. So, can the glazed components on the top of the hall really play a role in avoiding fire and eliminating disasters as people say?

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(editor Wang FA)