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Notes on the Geography of China: Beijing: Temple of Heaven : Photo 12

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The Temple of the God of the Universe, or the Imperial Vault of Heaven (Huangqiongyu), built in 1530 but rebuilt in 1538 and again in 1752. Here, the tablets of the heavenly diety (Haotian Shangdi) and of the emperor's ancestors were stored for use during the solstice sacrifice.

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