SHIJIAZHUANG, July 2 (Xinhua) -- A stone tablet dating back 130 years to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) has been discovered in north China's Hebei Province, local authorities said Thursday.
Archaeologists believed the stone tablet was erected in 1890 during the reign of Emperor Guangxu, according to the cultural relics protection department of Nanhe District in the city of Xingtai.
The tablet, 173 cm tall, 69 cm wide and 23 cm thick, was found in Xibeibu Village of the district.
With a 207-character inscription, the tablet recorded the reconstruction process of a local temple, which no longer exists now, said Lan Jianhui, a historian in Xingtai.
According to Lan, the well-preserved tablet provides important materials for the study of folk customs and religious heritage of the Qing Dynasty in the central and southern parts of Hebei. Enditem