Dingling (定陵 in Chinese) is the tomb of emperor Wanli (1572-1620), the thirteenth emperor of the Ming dynasty, his wife and concubines. It is the only Ming tomb which has ever been excavated (between 1956 and 1957). The underground palace, i.e. the burial chamber, is open to the public. This was built between 1584 and 1586. Its layout is similar to the imperial palace of the Ming dynasty and consists of five halls: the front hall, the middle hall, the left and right halls.
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