|The Confucius temple grounds in 1984|
Confucius was born there in 551 BC and died there in 479 BC. He was buried on the banks of the River Si and a temple built in his honor. Over the centuries, a cemetery has grown up around his grave; more than 100,000 members of the Kong family, his descendants, are buried there. The article notes the Kong Family Mansion contains relics and monuments to Confucius.
|A proud Qufu mom|
Qufu is located in Shandong Province, between Jinan and Nanjing, two other cities that I visited on this tour for American journalists.
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