The Yongle Dadian on display at The National Library of China in 2014. Source: Handout The Yongle Dadian on display at The National Library of China in 2014. Source: Handout
The Yongle Dadian on display at The National Library of China in 2014. Source: Handout

Rumours over excavator at Beijing’s Forbidden City highlight mystique surrounding massive, mostly-lost Yongle encyclopaedia

  • An excavator was seen digging at nighttime near an entrance gate to Beijing’s Forbidden City
  • But authorities said it was just routine electrical work, despite rumours they had found parts of the Yongle Dadian

Topic |   Archaeology and palaeontology
The Yongle Dadian on display at The National Library of China in 2014. Source: Handout The Yongle Dadian on display at The National Library of China in 2014. Source: Handout
The Yongle Dadian on display at The National Library of China in 2014. Source: Handout
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