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The Interior decorations of the Hall of Supreme Harmony is lavish and extravagant.
Although the Palace was looted in 1900 AD, and the most treasured items have disappeared since, the once mighty impression the Throne Room must have made lingers.
Inside are 6 large nanmu wooden pillars upholding the gaint wooden roof. The pillars, once imported from far away Sichuan Province, measure 13 meters high and have diameters of 1 meters and 6 centimeters.
The pillars nearest to the
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Throne are gold-guilded and carved with motifs of dragons.
Above the Throne is a coffered ceiling covered in golden dragon designs. Suspended from a caisson in the ceiling is a spheric pearl named "The XuanYuan Mirror"
In the middle of the backwall stands the Main Piece of the Grandiose Hall, the Gold Guilded Dragon Throne. Itself standing on a platform and behind a gold-guilded dragon-motif screen, the Dragon Throne was the seat of Emperors and the heart of The Empire. Immediatly adjacent the exquisite throne on the platform are two small statues of Elephants.
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In February of 1602 he and a companion were even allowed to bring tribute to the Emperor, however when they reached the Dragon Throne in the Hall of Supreme Harmony, they found that they could only Kowtow to an empty seat.
Having become renowned for his scientifical knowledge and the introduction of a world map of his own creation in court circles. In the year 1608 A.D. the jezuit Missionary Father Matteo Ricci was commissioned by the Emperor to make 10 maps, which were to be printed on silk and divided into 6 sections. Later Ricci concluded his commissioned work by creating 2 additional maps; one depicting the souther hemisphere and one showing the opposite half. Each of these Hemisphere Maps was then fitted to a side of the Dragon Throne inside the Hall of Supreme Harmony.

On October 10Th of 1913, the "Traitor General" Yuan Shikai who had earlier forced the abdication of the Qing Dynasty (January 1912) formally took office as the (2nd) President of the Republic of China at the still hugely important and symbolic Hall of Supreme Harmony.
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