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Stone tablet on path above Shau Kei Wan

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Stone tablet on path above Shau Kei Wan
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, February 7, 2010


Hi there,

Didn't see this one until it popped up in random photo. 

From the engraving in the middle, which is still visible, it is actually a tombstone. I was unable to make out the other two columns of words.

Was the stone standing up or lying on the ground?

Best Regards,


Hi Thomas,

I'm not 100% sure, but looking at the original photo I think it was lying on the ground.

Thanks for the explanation of what it is,

Regards, David

Hi there,

Don't mention it.  A clear reading of the tablet would require on-site visual & tactile inspection or even some stone rubbing with a piece of paper and graphite or crayon, I think. 

Even for the bigger engraved words in the middle I could only make out just slightly more than half of the words﹐ which was (and still is) a common phrase on traditional Chinese tombstones.  What I could read was  X 顯考 XXX 公大人之墓 where the Xes are those I could not read from the photo.  And that makes the master of the tomb a male.  If it was a female it would most likely read X 顯妣 XXX 氏之墓。

Best Regads,