The Ming Tombs is where almost all the emperors from the Ming Dynasty were buried. Two of them are buried near Nanjing and a third was lost to history, escaping during a losing battle. This is the major walkway at the Ming Tombs in Beijing. The Ming Dynasty, we learned, started with their capitol in Nanjing, but the third emperor moved it to Beijing in the early 1400’s, where it has remained ever since. This walkway is lined with statue pairs facing one another that run for about a half mile or so. It starts with these lions and evolves through other animals to soldiers and priestly figures.