Asked by Ms.Goh from Singapore | Jun. 23, 2009 06:01
About:Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum

Qin Shi Huang was thirteen when construction began. Sima Qian, in his most famous work, Shiji, completed a century after the mausoleum completion, wrote that the First Emperor was buried with palaces, scenic towers, officials, valuable utensils and 'wonderful objects,' with 100 rivers fashioned in mercury and above this heavenly bodies below which he wrote were 'the features of the earth.' Recent scientific work at the site has shown high levels of mercury in the soil on and around Mount Lishan, appearing to add credence to the writing of ancient historian Sima Qian. The tomb of Shi Huang Di is near an earthen pyramid 76 meters tall and nearly 350 square meters. The tomb remains unopened, in the hope that it will remain intact. Only a portion of the site is presently excavated.

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Answered by Mr.Hector from Mexico | Oct. 20, 2009 08:46
For many years Ive being interested in Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi mausoleum , you may find the satellite photo of the mound in the Google ( coordinates are 3422’53.05’’N , 10915’14” E) the size of mound is nearly 350 meters by side , so total estimated area is 122500 square meters.
The terracotta army is about 1500 meters away from Qin mausoleum
What is inside of Qin Shi mausoleum , is a great mystery , The fact that there is mercury has being proved already , but the rest I think we have to leave as it is in order not to destroy it , but deep in my mind I wish to know what is inside the tomb.
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