|Fan Min Stone Carving |
The Fan Min Palace and stone carvings, the Key Cultural Relic under State-level Protection, is the heritage of the Han Dynasty buildings, which is located at Shimaba south on the Lushan county seat. First built in the 10th year of Jian’an era of Eatern Han Dynasty (205 A.D.) and later tilting to collapsing, The wood-resembled structure, piled up with red sandstones, is 4.95m in height. There are relieves of Portrait of “Dragons bearing ten kids ” on the brim of the Main Palace. A strong soldier holding the arch with both hands is carved at the truning of the Dougong Layer. There are Tian-lu and Bixie stone beasts on the front palace. There are Fanmin steles 2.5 m high and 1.7 m wide. At the top is a round dome. It says “stele of Fan Fujun, former Han officer and Sichuan procurator”. The epigraphs were carved carved in all 18b lines and total 557 characters. The desinence engraved with “Written in the first ten days of the third month of the 10th year of Jian’an era, by stoneman Liu 囗囗” .