Wouldn’t be fair to participate in something I proposed a theme for myself I feel. But okay, at your suggestion I will consider an entry myself. Extending the deadline till end of the month. Hopefully some entries will come.
I looked for a bit of a guide on how to get started but information is all over the place and I haven’t had time to piece together all of the parts I might need. I am really interested in participating in this but I’m a long way from having the resources at hand to contribute.
Thanjavur - Tha capital of the Imperial Cholas. There is a story behind the building of this temple city. The Rajarajeshwar temple at Thanjavur had the tallest shikhara among temples of its time. Constructing it was not easy because there were no cranes in those days and the 90 tonne stone for the top of the shikhara was too heavy to lift manually. So the architects built an inclined path to the top of the temple, placed boulder on rollers and rolled it all the way to the top. The path started more than 4km away so that it would not be too steep. This was dismantled after the temple was constructed. But the residents of the area remembered the experience of the construction of the temple for a long time. Even now a village near the temple is called Charupallam, the “Village of Incline”
Great Ming , was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644 following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty . The Ming dynasty was the last imperial dynasty of China ruled by Han Chinese. In this scenario the Ming emperor is visiting the temple of Heaven to pray for good harvest. The monk of the temple is welcoming him.
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Apologies for the quality, i made a snapshot, before realizing it was not that fitting, so i quickly made this! i’ll probably post that on the other thread, but here is the turks riding through a sacked city!