Qin tomb

The Mausoleum of Emperor
Qin Shi Huangdi
259 - 210 B.C.
Brendan Fraser
The Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor (2008)
Almost !
- Became Emperor of Qin at age 13
- Began Unification of China at age 22
- Became China's first Emperor at age 36
- Began Construction of The Great Wall
- Convinced 700,000 peasants to build his grave
- Renamed Himself
Warring States Period
475 - 221 B.C.
7 Major Tribes Fighting For Control of
-Yan -Qi -Chu
-Han -Wei -Zhao -Qin
- Qin & Chu Become Most Powerful
- Qin / Chu War (Lasted 15 years)
Unification of China
223 B.C.
Wealth From Superior Qin Agriculture
- Control of River Triggered Population
- Increased Agricultural Ability
Power From Superior Qin Military
- New Metal Forging Techniques
- Rise of The "Foot Soldier"
New Name
Renamed Himself "Shi Huangdi"
(The First Emperor)
Proclaimed His Dynasty Would Last
For 10,000 years
Slightly Ambitious Projects
Initial Construction of The Great Wall
Extravagant Tomb for the Afterlife
Extended By Han Dynasty
Finished By Ming Dynasty
Terra Cotta Warriors
Terra Cotta Warriors
Discovered In 1974
3 Separate Groups (Burial Sites)
1) 6,000 Warriors & Horses In Battle
2) 1300 Elite Military Including Archers,
Chariots, And Calvary
3) 68 Soldiers & 1 Chariot (Command
Terra Cotta Warriors
Each Warrior Modeled After Real Soldier
5'8" - 6'2" In Height (Giants At The Time)
500 - 600 lbs. Each
The Mausoleum
The Mausoleum
Massive Complex
30 Foot Walls
7,000 Yards
Divided Into 3 Sections
Outer City
Inner City
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The Mausoleum
Excavated A Pit 1600' X 1700'
(580 Basketball Courts)
The Mausoleum
Upon Completion The Top
Reached Almost 400 Feet High
-Nearly As Tall As The Great
Pyramid in Giza
The Mausoleum
The Mausoleum
The Mausoleum
Today The Mound Reaches Around 250
-Worn Down By Weather
The Mausoleum
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The Mausoleum
*According To Legend*
The Ceiling Is Said To Be The Night Sky With
Constellations Made of Pearl
The Floor Is Said To Be A Layout Of His Empire In
Miniature Recreation With Rivers of Flowing mercury
-Golden Pavilions
-Golden Pagodas
The Emperor Himself
-Laid Out In Gold &Jade
-Bronze Coffin
-Floating In A Pool Of Mercury
The Mausoleum
Scientists Have Detected Mercury
Levels @ 100 X The Normal Amount In
The Vicinity Of The Mound
Ground Penetrating Radar Has Detected
A Room 33 Feet In Height Within The
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The Mausoleum
Chinese Official Statement
"We Are Waiting To Enter The Tomb Until Such Technology
That Can Preserve What Is Inside Is Available"
"We Assume That Any 'Tomb Robber Deterrents' Are No
Longer Functioning, But...."

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