Forbidden City

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The Forbidden City was so much more than than the first glimpse indicated. Surrounded by water and the architecture symbolize of the number of knobs on a door (9 rows & 9 columns) The number of beams in the roof - four to none and was used in selection of which family to marry into. The number of animal characters on the roof ridge line also status symbols - eleven was the highest and that was on the Emperors Palacefirst view  os forbidden city.jpgbuilidng status.jpgbeams.jpg

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