Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and the Terracotta Army

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Tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di © flickr.com - wit/cc-by-sa-2.0

Tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di © flickr.com – wit/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (pinyin: Qínshǐhuáng Líng) is the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin dynasty.

It is located in Lintong District, Xi’an, Shaanxi province of China. It was constructed over 38 years, from 246 to 208 BCE, and is situated underneath a 76-meter-tall tomb mound shaped like a truncated pyramid. The layout of the mausoleum is modeled on the layout of Xianyang, the capital of the Qin dynasty, which was divided into inner and outer cities. The circumference of the inner city is 2.5 km (1.55 miles) and the outer is 6.3 km (3.9 miles). The tomb is located in the southwest of the inner city and faces east. The main tomb chamber housing the coffin and burial artifacts is the core of the architectural complex of the mausoleum.

© J. Arpon/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Jmhullot/cc-by-3.0 © Maros M r a z/cc-by-sa-3.0 Tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di © flickr.com - wit/cc-by-sa-2.0 Tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di © panoramio.com - Aaron Zhu/cc-by-sa-3.0 © airunp
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Tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di © panoramio.com - Aaron Zhu/cc-by-sa-3.0
The tomb itself has not yet been excavated. Archaeological explorations currently concentrate on various sites of the extensive necropolis surrounding the tomb, including the Terracotta Army to the east of the tomb mound. The Terracotta Army served as a garrison to the mausoleum and has yet to be completely excavated.

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