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The Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi 秦始皇帝 259 - 210 B.C.

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1 The Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi 秦始皇帝 259 - 210 B.C.




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6 Brendan Fraser

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11 Achievements - 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

12 Warring States Period 475 - 221 B.C. 7 Major Tribes Fighting For Control of Territory -Yan -Qi -Chu -Han -Wei -Zhao -Qin - Qin & Chu Become Most Powerful - Qin / Chu War (Lasted 15 years)

13 Unification of China Wealth From Superior Qin Agriculture - Control of River Triggered Population Boom - Increased Agricultural Ability Power From Superior Qin Military - New Metal Forging Techniques - Rise of The "Foot Soldier" 223 B.C.

14 New Name Renamed Himself "Shi Huangdi" (The First Emperor) Proclaimed His Dynasty Would Last For 10,000 years

15 Slightly Ambitious Projects Initial Construction of The Great Wall Extravagant Tomb for the Afterlife

16 Extended By Han Dynasty Finished By Ming Dynasty

17 Terra Cotta Warriors

18 Discovered In 1974 3 Separate Groups (Burial Sites) 1)6,000 Warriors & Horses In Battle Formation 2)1300 Elite Military Including Archers, Chariots, And Calvary 3)68 Soldiers & 1 Chariot (Command Center)


20 Each Warrior Modeled After Real Soldier 5'8" - 6'2" In Height (Giants At The Time) 500 - 600 lbs. Each Terra Cotta Warriors




24 The Mausoleum

25 Massive Complex 30 Foot Walls 7,000 Yards Divided Into 3 Sections Outer City Inner City Mausoleum The Mausoleum


27 Excavated A Pit 1600' X 1700' The Mausoleum (580 Basketball Courts)

28 The Mausoleum Upon Completion The Top Reached Almost 400 Feet High -Nearly As Tall As The Great Pyramid in Giza

29 The Mausoleum


31 Today The Mound Reaches Around 250 Feet -Worn Down By Weather

32 Interior The Mausoleum


34 *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

35 Today 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 Mound

36 The Mausoleum Today

37 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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