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Notes on the Geography of China: Han and Tang Imperial Tombs: Photo 8

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This is the view from the other end of the Sacred Way.  It's lined with 125 stone sculptures, including guards of honor and civil officials.  Ann Paludan writes in The Chinese Spirit Road (1991) that "the Tang spirit road is primarily addressed to this world" and, as such, is as much an imperial road as a spiritual one. 

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