Notes on the Geography of China: Beijing: Ming Tombs: Photo 3
Inside the pavilion, a giant turtle supports a stele (bixiao ao-zuo bei). The stele is titled "the divine merit and sacred virtue of Changling, Great Ming," and it recounts the life of Zhu Di. Mounting a stele on a long-lived turtle ensured longevity for the family and was reserved as a privilege of the elite.
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