Presentation on theme: "The Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi 秦始皇帝 259 - 210 B.C."— Presentation transcript:
The Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi 秦始皇帝 B.C.
The Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor (2008)
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
Warring States Period 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)
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.
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
Discovered In 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)
Each Warrior Modeled After Real Soldier 5'8" - 6'2" In Height (Giants At The Time) lbs. Each Terra Cotta Warriors
Massive Complex 30 Foot Walls 7,000 Yards Divided Into 3 Sections Outer City Inner City Mausoleum The Mausoleum
Excavated A Pit 1600' X 1700' The Mausoleum (580 Basketball Courts)
The Mausoleum Upon Completion The Top Reached Almost 400 Feet High -Nearly As Tall As The Great Pyramid in Giza
Today The Mound Reaches Around 250 Feet -Worn Down By Weather
Interior 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
Today The Mausoleum Scientists Have Detected Mercury 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
The Mausoleum Today
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...."