Eunuchs were mostly servants or slaves who, because of their function, had been castrated, usually in order to make them reliable servants of a royal court where physical access to the ruler could wield great influence.
This connection includes courts where eunuchs were employed.
|Changdeokgung Palace Complex|
|Historic Cairo||former center of eunuch trade (source: Eunuchs and Castrati: A Cultural History)|
|Imperial Tombs||Ming Imperial Tombs includes a tomb of an eunuch of the last Ming Emperor|
|Mount Taishan||during imperial time eunuchs from the capital came here to perform Taoist services and pray for peace and longevity for the emperor, concubines, princes and princesses|
|Mountain Resort, Chengde|
|Old City of Jerusalem||Jerulsalem's Dome of the rock was guarded by black eunuchs (source: Eunuchs and Castrati: A Cultural History)|
|Ravenna||Basilica of San Vitale: "Another panel shows Empress Theodora solemn and formal, with a golden halo, crown and jewels, and a group of court women as well as eunuchs."|
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