The mysterious tomb of Qin Shi Huang is one of the most historical and mysterious places to visit while in China. Qin Shi Huang was the first emperor of China and only ruler to have unified China’s seven warring clans. Your China tour of the historical site will reveal that this ruler also commanded the construction of the Great Wall of China. The tomb site is very mysterious and once tourists arrive on site, they are prepared to step back in time and embrace the mysteries that surround the tomb of Qin Shi Huang.
One of the great mysteries of the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum was discovered in 1974. Records revealed that the emperor had ordered the burial chamber be constructed when he was only thirteen years old. The orders seemed contradictory to the emperor’s divine rule and externalization beliefs. However, the tomb of Qin Shi Huang was completed some thirty six years later and the ruler died shortly thereafter.
The discovery of the tomb revealed remarkable artwork and approximately 8,000 life size warrior statues made of terracotta guarding the tomb. Each soldier and horse is distinct and not one appears to look like another. All wear unique weaponry and garb. The soldiers are situated according to rank and scattered throughout three separate chambers.
Located near the Yangtze River Three Gorges dam, the area is constructed as a city. This is one of the most mysterious pieces about the tomb because the emperor believed in living a luxurious afterlife. The tomb of Qin Shi Huang and guarding warriors makes up on one percent of the entire mausoleum. In fact, the area is mapped as a city with palaces and walls. The intricate maze of construction required 700,000 slaves and prisoners of war who were killed when the work was finished as not to divulge the secrets of the mausoleum.