The only piece of relic discovered by archeologists today that has direct relation with the famous, one and only Empress Wu (武則天)of Wuzhou (武周). This piece of Gold is used as a giving to the God to reflect on the wrongdoings of the Empress as the Emperor. Her name 武瞾 is clearly shown in the middle of the piece.

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“My achievements and errors must be evaluated by later generations, therefore carve no characters on my stele.”

It is approximately on this day in 705 that China’s first and only female emperor, Wu Zetian abdicated the throne, restoring the Tang Dynasty.

Shown is the ‘Uncharactered Tablet’ of Wu, located in the Qianling Mausoleum. Unlike the other tablets at the site, this was not initially inscribed, though was later done so in forthcoming dynasties. In legend, the reason for not being inscribed is said to have been in the will of Wu herself, who apparently said on her deathbed the quote given at the start of the post.

Photos taken by 猫猫的日记本 (cropped).

you know you're too deep into Exo when their names change like that

Kris –> Master Wu, Emperor Wu, Wu fan, Wu Yi Fan, Kevin Li, Bitchface, Ace’s dad, giant, Cold hearted urban guy, duizhang, leader

Xiumin –> Minseok, Minseokkie, Minnie, Baozi, little QT, Sock, Xiuxiu, hamster, Hamtaro

Luhan –> Lulu, Lu-ge, Xiao Lu, deer, little deer, perfect little shit, princess of China, most beautiful man of Asia, 

Tao –> Zitao, litte brat maknae, beggar Panda, Panda, Gucci whore, Kungfu Panda

Lay –> Yixing, Xing Xing, Unicorn, Laynicorn, love of my life(my personal version) 

Chen –> Jongdae, Troll, Gull, Chennie, trolling bitch, his majesty, dansheen masheen

Kai –> Jongin, Father of 3, Taekai (yes for both of them I don’t care lol), the dark one, the sexy little shit

D.O –> Kyungsoo, Kyungie, Squishy, Evilsoo, spawn of Satan, umma, chef de cuisine

Sehun –> Thehun, Brathun, Dumbhun, Vegetable, bratty maknae, Yehet

Chanyeol –> Derpyeol, Channie, Yeollie, Derp King, Happy Virus, giant, Park Dobi, Dobby, Yoda, Reaction King, Puppyeol 

Baekhyun –> Baek, Baekkie, Hyunnie, Puppy, Bacon, Dork, Potato

Suho –> Suggar Daddy, Junmyeon, Joonmyun, Rich bitch, Gramps, Grandpa, old geezer, Exo’s umma