The room mainly contains the tablets of poetry and verses in
the dynasties of Yuan, Ming and Qing. Among them are the very
valuable tablets of "Visiting the Tianguan Mountain" by Zhao
Mengfu in the Yuan Dynasty; "Seeing off Zhang Sheng of Huiji in
Moling Inn" by Dong Qichang in the Ming Dynasty; of "Bestowing
Wu He" by the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kang Xi in the handwriting
of Mi Fei, and of "Visiting Mount Hua" by Lin Zexu.
The Seventh Display Room
This room was set up in 1982 ,which specially stores "The Se-
cret Court Copybook of Chunhua in the Song Dynasty".
This secret copybook has ten volumes. The first five contain
the calligraphy of various emperors, famous officials and well-
known calligraphers in seal script, cursive script and regular script.
The later five contain the cursive handwriting of Wang Xizhi and
Wang Xianzhi. This is a collection of the works of Chinese calligra-
phers before the Song Dynasty. "The Secret Court Copybook" was
originally engraved on date wooden board by Wang Zhu under the
order of Song Taizong in the Third Reign of Chunhua(992 A. D. ).
It was kept, rubbed and distributed to officials. Because it was en-
graved in the Imperial Court, it was thus named "Secret Court
Copybook ". Also because it was done in Chunhua Reign, it was
thus called "the Secret Court Copybook of Chunhua". Soon after
the book was engraved, it was destroyed. There were many private
and public copies from Song to Qing dynasties. The present copy,
an imitation of "the Secret Court Copybook of Chunhua" in Xi'an
Stone Forests, was engraved on 145 pieces of stone with both sides
In the six tortuous corridor are displayed epitaphs from Wei to
Qing dynasties. In the Wei and Jin periods, it was strictly forbidden
to bury the dead extravagantly and erect tablets in front of the
tombs, but to commemorate the deceased, members of the family
and relatives engraved on the stone tablets the compliments for the
dead and placed the tablets secretly into the tomb. This type of
stone engraving later became inscriptions on memorial tahlets and
the inscriptions thus became epitaph.
Forest of Stone Tablets in Xi'an
The First Display Room
The Second Display Room
The Third Display Room
The Fourth & Fifth Display Room