Tomb of Qin Shi Huang

Tomb of Qin Shi Huang

The tomb of Qin Shi Huang belongs to Qin Shi Huang, who unified China 221 BC. at the age of 13 and was the first Chinese emperor. According to “Records of the Grand historians” the mausoleum was built by more than 700,000 workers. Accidentally, it was discovered in March 1974, when the peasants from the village of Xiang tried to dig a well in the attempt to survive drought. At a depth of 4 meters, they found archaeological remains.

Archaeological excavations have started shortly after the discovery, and the Museum of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty set up on the ruins and open to the public in 1979. In 1980, the scientist discovered two coloured bronze carriage at half actual size, 20 meters west of the emperor’s tomb. Each was carriage of four horses with more than 3,000 different parts (of which 1,720 pieces of jewellery from 3,033 grams of gold and 4,342 grams of silver).

Following the discovery of mass graves that is still unopened and guarded by one of the ancient wonders – terracotta army – scientists are not sure how to explore the site and the fact that after thousands of years, the tomb still has an active protection against tomb robbers.

The mausoleum is surrounded by the outer walls of the square-shaped, with a diameter of 2,000 x 900 meters, and within them, there are inner walls of 1,200 x 550 m. Between them were in stable homes servants and guards, and the cave with rare animals, pits with dancers and acrobats, and the cave in which they found shells and helmets. Inner square is dominated by the tomb which is outside the huge earthen mound in the shape of a pyramid. At the top were in the associated building: residence with a hall, a cave with civil servants and square size of 3,025 m² cave where they found a bronze chariot.

Chinese archaeologists have discovered a deep three-dimensional imaging resting place of the first Chinese emperor. The tomb is located in the heart of the monumental complex of 56 square kilometres. It’s amazing that the ancient drawings are showing the interior of the mausoleum is identical with the 3D images.

The mausoleum, which resembles a pyramid without proper leadership, preserves over 6,000 terracotta armed soldiers, horses with chariots in full armour, even with a small army of performers such as musicians, dancers, and acrobats. Terracotta warriors are known as the “shadow warriors” were made in a natural size and with full gear. In fact, all figures are different, mimicking the natural diversity so that they are even different heights.

All figures of the soldiers are facing to the East, and they are all different by the uniforms. Experts even believe that once they were painted in pink, red, green, blue, black, white and lilac. These sculptures were made in Chinese workshops. These sculptures were made in Chinese workshops, which modern historians use to assist in their study. When completed, the figures are arranged in military formation, and to rank.

They are all buried in the depths of the pyramidal mausoleum. Under the terracotta army which extends the length of the field of 690 meters with the width of 250 meters, there are hidden labyrinth palace size whopping 170,000 square meters.

After reviewing the 3D images, the experts found that the underground mausoleum is height 76 meters and extends to several levels covered with earth, but inside the mausoleum, no moisture since an ancient system of drainage water and it is still working correctly. No one knows the condition of the emperor’s body, but it is known that he was buried along with several hundred poisoned courtesans and slaves. The ancient Chinese are known as an extremely chthonic civilization!

Thanks to the old archives and who accurately wrote down, and what were buried with the Emperor, it is assumed that the archaeological artefacts from the tomb overshadow even the wealth of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Chinese archaeologists have found themselves in the awkward situation because they feel that palace hides many traps and appears to be still active traps such as the trap with spikes, arrows with poison and floors that are lost and lead to certain death or the traps that the still have not figured out how to act. But Western scientists believe that you can’t know if the trap is there and whether they are indeed made as described in the chronicles and designs. Emily Teeter of the University of Chicago and the Institute for Egyptologists believe that an idea of ancient damnation and curses is just a myth, and there is no such thing as a millennium working protection.

Scientists also believe that the trap has long become inactive because of corrosion and ageing, but most likely is that they are not even there. But suppose that the ancient Chinese texts and drawings are accurate and perfectly real describe everything that is in the grave palace of the first emperor of China. Are the Chinese people, in general, able to make such materials that would manage to resist the millennia?

China Whisper believes that the Chinese could stop breathing for some time. On the other hand, there is something in the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang on which need to be addressed. It is a lethal amount of mercury that was discovered in the underground vault. The ancient Chinese used to screen chromium plating metal from rusting, and mercury is used as active a warning to all those who wanted to disturb the final resting place of Emperor.

The Chinese government has not yet decided what to do with the mysterious underground complex. For now, they think that today’s technology cannot enter into the emperor’s last resting place without damaging the part of the complex and artefacts that are in it.

Post Author: Dr Dee

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