The Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace, is a very famous landmark in Beijing (China). It was the residence of the emperor as well as concubines and nobles of the Qing and Ming dynasties. With a total construction area of 150,000 square meters and thousands of different rooms and halls, the Forbidden City contains countless precious treasures, and has millions of cultural relics.
The Forbidden City was home to many emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties
In the Forbidden City, the floor placed on the ground is also a treasure when the bricks placed in the palace are called “golden bricks”. They are special fired bricks originating from the land of Luc Mo village in the province. Continental Automotive. Although not made of gold, the name derives from its special production process, but many experts believe that even today’s advanced technology is difficult to make bricks of the same quality as in the Forbidden City. .
In the 20th century, an area on the Forbidden City brick yard outside Thai Hoa Palace was cracked and damaged. To restore this tile floor, experts dug up the tile floor to find a way to repair and take the opportunity to study more closely the underground structure of the palace. However, this mystery under the tile floor has surprised many experts.
The secret is hidden under the tile floor of the palace
It is known that in the process of digging the tile floor, experts continuously discovered that under the original broken tile floor, there were 15 other layers of floor tiles below that were stacked extremely meticulously. This makes many people curious about the reason behind this secret.
After thorough research, experts immediately understood the intentions of the ancients. They argue that in fact, the reason behind this is directly related to the emperor of the Ming dynasty, Zhu Di.
Because the Forbidden City was the residence of kings, queens, and royal princes, it was also the place where many important events took place, so despite the high wall and many guards guarding, Emperor Zhu Di still not really sure about their safety. Therefore, he asked the bricklayer to lay 15 layers of bricks under the palace floor in case bad guys dig tunnels and create passages in the ground to break into the palace and harm the emperor.
The bricks play the role of protecting the emperor at the Forbidden City
A detailed close-up of the “golden brick” of the Forbidden City
Moreover, these 15 layers of bricks are not simply stacked on top of each other, but they are also arranged in a special structure so that no two rows are alike, greatly enhancing the durability of the ground. Therefore, if you like guests who want to break into the tunnel, it is also very difficult to create a passage through this floor.
Simply put, the fact that 15 layers of floor tiles are overlapped under the Forbidden City floor is not an intention related to special architecture but was built for the purpose of protecting the Emperor of the Ming Dynasty.