|UNESCO #704 - Temple Cemetery of Confucius - CHINA|
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius - CHINA - UNESCO #704
Confucius was the great ideologist, educationalist and founder of the Confucian schools and his theories and phrases of wisdom influenced the development of China and all the civilizations of the world for thousands of years. In the back of the postcard there's a saying of the Master that says "I was not born with wisdom, I acquired it by learning diligently the teaching of the ancients " - I think I'm going to share it to my students. Thank you very much Shanshan for the amazing card that makes my collection grow to 177, 804 remaining. This postcard took 30 days to arrive!
The temple, cemetery and family mansion of Confucius, the great philosopher, politician and educator of the 6th–5th centuries B.C., are located at Qufu, in Shandong Province. Built to commemorate him in 478 B.C., the temple has been destroyed and reconstructed over the centuries. The cemetery contains Confucius' tomb and the remains of more than 100,000 of his descendants. The Qufu complex of monuments has retained its outstanding artistic and historic character due to the devotion of successive Chinese emperors over more than 2,000 years.