it does exist, but no one can tell its context; It used to be very powerful, but there are few records in history. At this time, an ancient country called the state of election. Do not know what year and month, people can lift its veil.

in Wujin District, south of Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, there is an ancient fortress site called Yancheng. Yancheng is the oldest and most complete ground ancient city pool preserved from the Western Zhou Dynasty to the spring and Autumn Period in China. It is said that this is also the only ancient city in the form of “three cities and three rivers” in the world.

there is a saying about Yancheng: “look at Beijing in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Xi’an in the Sui and Tang Dynasties, and Yancheng in the spring and autumn.”

so what is the origin of Yancheng?

originally, Yancheng was the capital of the electorate in the late Shang and early Zhou dynasties, and the elector was the elector in the east of Qufu, Shandong Province at that time.

after the victory of King Wu over Zhou, King Zhou was destroyed and set himself on fire. However, King Zhou’s son did not die, and the Yin Shang tribe was not exterminated. King Wu reserved the land of his ancestors for King Zhou’s son Wu Geng and let him still live in Chaoge. The ancestors of the Yin and Shang tribes were originally divided from the Dongyi tribal group and then joined China. The royal family of the Shang Dynasty had a very close relationship with the Dongyi, and the Dongyi group still had strong strength at this time. In order to put an end to Wu Geng’s conspiracy against Dongyi, King Wu entrusted the task of monitoring Wu Geng to three brothers: Guan Shuxian, Cai Shudu and Huo Shuchu, known as “three supervisors” in history. Just two years after the establishment of

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, King Wu died. The young king Cheng succeeded to the throne, assisted by his uncle and Zhao Gong. The Duke of Zhou assisted Cheng Wang and did his best, which was praised by the people of the time. Seeing the growing momentum of the Duke of Zhou, the “three supervisors” were jealous and sent people to spread rumors around that the Duke of Zhou was not willing to surrender. When the rumor spread to the royal family, King Cheng and Zhao Gong of Zhou couldn’t help being suspicious.

at this time, Wu Geng felt that this was a heaven given opportunity and decided to rebel. He found the “three prisons” and plotted to jointly launch an attack on the Zhou royal family under the slogan of “clearing the Duke of Zhou who tried to rebel for the son of Zhou”. Most of those who followed the rebels were foreigners, including the electorate from Qufu, Shandong Province.

in 1104 BC (the first year of King Cheng of Zhou), the Duke of Zhou led an army to crusade against the rebels, easily killed Guan Shuxian, exiled Cai Shudu and abandoned Huo Shudu as a common people. Zhou Jun immediately flew across the Yellow River and fought a decisive battle with Wu Geng. Chaoge city fell again. Wu Geng was defeated and fled. He was captured on the way north and his head was different.

the Dongyi army, which had lost its insiders, refused to surrender, and the trapped animals were still fighting. Zhou Jun changed his strategy to the Dongyi who helped the rebellion. Among the Dongyi countries, the election country is the most powerful. Duke Zhou decided to cut off the wings of the state of election first, and then destroy the state of election. Zhou Jun led the army to the southeast, defeated the Huaiyi countries led by Xu, then continued to march from south to north, subdued the state of Zhu in Zaozhuang, Shandong, subdued the state of Feng, and cut off the wings of the state of Yan. At this time, King Zhou Cheng sent uncle Mao Zheng to help the war. Surrounded by two armies, the people of the electorate were unable to resist, and the city broke the country. The monarch of the state of Yan led the remnant to flee from Shandong to the south of the Yangtze River. In Wujin District, south of Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, he chiseled the river into a trench and piled soil into a city, which is still called “the city of Yan”. The ancient word “Yancheng” and “Yancheng” are common.

the Duke of Zhou died a few years after he became king. Xu and Yan took this opportunity to plot a joint rebellion. King Cheng enlisted a large army to crusade, and drove his own army. Zhou Jun crossed the Yangtze River and won victories day by day. Cheng Wang, who won a great victory, did not destroy the electoral state, but ordered his powerful forces to establish a new state next to the electoral state – Yiguo, to monitor the every move of the electoral state in today’s Yizheng Area.

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are arranged on the west side of the outer city of Yancheng. There are three tall earth piers in the north-south direction, which are locally called head pier, belly pier and foot pier.

then, what is the relationship between these three mounds and the electoral state? Why do they have such strange names?

there is a very sad story about these three mounds.

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it is said that the monarch of the state of election has a daughter, who is called Princess bailing. Princess bailing looks like a flower and is very beautiful. She is kind-hearted, educated and reasonable. She likes mulberry and silkworm breeding, spinning and weaving. She is good at singing and dancing. She loves piano, chess, calligraphy and painting. She is a girl with both talent and beauty and the Pearl of Yan Jun’s eyes.

in the northeast of Yancheng, there is also a Liucheng, which is the capital of the monarch of Liuguo. The son of the king cheated Mr. Yan of his trust. He was recruited by Mr. Yan as the son-in-law of the East bed and became the husband of Princess bailing. One day, taking the opportunity of Mr. Yan’s going out, the son-in-law stole the key to the back garden in the name of Princess bailing and stole Mr. Yan’s treasure of protecting the country – White Jade Turtle. After returning to the city, Mr. Yan was furious when he found that the white jade turtle had been stolen. At this time, the son-in-law had fled back to the country to stay. Because the son-in-law borrowed the name of the princess, Mr. Yan thought Princess bailing was the accomplice of the son-in-law, so he executed Princess bailing and shredded her body in three sections to vent his anger and buried her head, belly and feet. Afterwards, Mr. Yan found out the truth. He was very sad and regretted. He personally went to the tomb of Princess bailing to cultivate soil and plant trees to show repentance and remembrance.

is a sad legend, but it is obviously untrue. First, there was a certain system of marriage and funeral in ancient times. According to common sense, the princess of the country of election can only marry to the country of stay, and the prince of the country of stay is unlikely to “step in the door”. Therefore, the prince who stayed in the country did not have the opportunity to live in the election country and steal national treasures. Second, even if the prince stole the national treasure, Mr. Yan had no reason to kill his daughter. Even if he did, there was no need to divide the body. In Chinese history, it seems that there is no monarch who can separate his children.