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The tomb of Emperor Qin shihuang and Terracotta army

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The tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang - a gigantic structure that corresponds to the title of the First Emperor, filled with jewelry, luxury items and is entirely lined with bronze.

China was United in 221 BC In Janam, who proclaimed himself Shi di, which means "First Emperor." Despite the fact that as Emperor he ruled just twelve years old, his legacy has been preserved in the Chinese state more than two millennia.

The construction of the mausoleum where was buried, the Emperor, started in the beginning of his reign, near the capital. According to the description of the Chinese historian SIMA Qian, the tomb of Shi di, a ceiling depicts the constellations, drawn on the floor marking in accordance with the outlines of the Empire, with all the details.

For intruders customized mechanical crossbows. Candles made from the fat of the walrus, which are known to be burned for a long period of time. All workers involved in the construction, buried, so no one would know about the secrets of the tomb.

In 1974 it became known that the burial are much greater than the described first Chinese historian. Terracotta army was created to accompany and protect the Emperor in the afterlife. Leading to the tomb passages were guarded by many soldiers in full size. Cavalry with combat chariots drawn by horses, covering their flanks. Perhaps further archaeological searches increase the army of terracotta warriors four times.

The tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang - the most ambitious mausoleum complex in the world. The area of the underground city is about 50 square km, depth up to 120 meters. At the centre sits the mausoleum of the Emperor, and around more than 500 mausoleums court. The construction of the tomb lasted more than 40 years, daily worked about 700 thousand workers.

Since the beginning of his reign Ying Zheng, was obsessed with the idea of eternal life. His tomb nothing else, as a continuation of his reign and after his death. After construction, buried alive were all the servants and attendants of the Emperor - only to continue to serve him in the afterlife.

The reason why the tomb of the Emperor, in spite of the impatience of the scientists, not yet fully excavated - is too high historical and cultural value of the building. Research is carried out with great care.