The Sound of Wind and Sol­diers Mem­o­ries of an An­cient City

MEM­O­RIES OF AN AN­CIENT CITY

Beijing (English) - - CONTENTS - Trans­lated by Re­becca Lou Edited by Justin Davis and David Ball Pho­tos by Xiu Yuchen

Over the past few decades, a va­ri­ety of arte­facts from the Liao and Jin dy­nas­ties have been un­earthed in Bei­jing and Liaon­ing Prov­ince.

The past cen­tury has wit­nessed as­tound­ing ar­chae­o­log­i­cal dis­cov­er­ies, some of which are mile­stones and sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ments. An­cient hu­man ac­tiv­i­ties are be­com­ing bet­ter un­der­stood. . This her­itage takes peo­ple on a jour­ney of history and self dis­cov­ery.

It has been said: “Peip­ing (the name of Bei­jing from 1928–1949) has al­ways seemed the same, some­thing of a man of cer­tain age, spend­ing his time in leisure.” This feel­ing is shared by many peo­ple who have lived in a cul­ture where foot­prints from the past are hon­oured and pre­served. Relics from the eastern cap­i­tal of the Liao (AD 907– 1125) and Jin (1115–1234) dy­nas­ties are on dis­play in Bei­jing at the Liao and Jin City Wall Mu­seum. They take peo­ple back to the olden days of the city.

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