Epigraphic and Pictorial Rubbings

Daqin Jingjiao Liuxing Zhongguo Bei (Stele Recording the Popularity of Nestorianism in China)

Erected by the Persian missionary Yazdhozid in the 2nd year of Jian Zhong Period (781), Tang Dynasty. Contents written by the Persian missionary Jingjing; calligraphy by Lu Xiuyan.

The "Jing Jiao Bei" eulogized the history of the Assyrian Church of the East in Tang China. There are approximately 1,900 inscribed Chinese characters, about 70 words and 70 personal names in Syriac. The monument is one of the most important documents recording the propagation of Christianity in China and the early East-West relations.