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The Mausoleum Of Mao Zedong

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The mausoleum of Mao Zedong is located on Tiananmen square, in the heart of Beijing. Built the mausoleum of volunteers. Mausoleums like this one, only three in the world: the tomb of Kim Il sung, in Pyongyang, the mausoleum of Lenin in Moscow, Ho Chi Minh's tomb in Hanoi. In all these mausoleums containing the remains of leaders of the socialist countries.

Mao Zedong died in September 1976, and after only two months after his death began the construction of the tomb. The volunteers who organized the construction of the building, United in labor detachments and brigades were divided between the duties and organized the labor process. The mausoleum was built in August 1977, and the opening ceremony of the quarters of the leader Mao was appointed on September 9, the day of the death of Zedong.

The mausoleum itself is constructed in such a way that was visible everywhere in Beijing. The building of mausoleum known to all tourists, it is listed as the main landmark in many guidebooks. Above the entrance to the tomb hangs a white marble plaque, on which is written that this is the "House of memory of the Chairman". The roof of the mausoleum is made in the traditional Chinese "pagoda" style and painted in red. It back 44 columns of an octagonal shape, consisting of yellow granite - pussenkova.

The mausoleum is surrounded by sculptures and each sculpture is a symbol. The first song is dedicated to the Democratic revolution. The second Socialist construction. At the entrance to the Mausoleum from the South are sculptural groups - the farmer, the engineer, children, scientist, military, etc.

The room inside of the mausoleum is divided into three parts: the first is a spacious hall in the middle of which is a monument to Mao. At the same time in this building can accommodate about 600 people. Behind the sculpture hanging canvas-tapestry, size 24Ñ…2 meters. The power of the leader are stored in the Central hall. They embalmed and wrapped in the Chinese flag. A coffin made of crystal. The third room holds works by Mao Dzeduna, for example, the poem he wrote. Poem rewritten by the hands of a skilled calligrapher of the 20th century.