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This is part of the Terracotta Army, Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, the First Qin Emperor and the first emperor who united China, ticket price cost Y40. It says that Sima Qian a Chinese historian, wrote that it took 700,000 men to construct it. That writing is a century after the First emperor’s death, John Man who is a British historian points out that this figure is larger than any city of the world at that time and calculates that the foundations could have been built by 16,000 men in two years. While Sima Qian never mentioned the terracotta army, the statues were discovered by a group of farmers digging wells on March 29th, 1974. The soldiers were created with a series of mix-and-match clay molds and then further individualized by the artists’ hand. Han Purple was also used on some of the warriors. Qin Shi Huang’s tomb One of the first projects the young king accomplished while he was alive was the construction of his own tomb. In 215 BCE Qin Shi Huang ordered General Meng Tian with 300,000 men to begin construction.
Other sources suggested he ordered 720,000 non-paid laborers to build his tomb to specification. Again, given TUN’s observation regarding populations of the time these estimates must be regarded skeptically. The main tomb containing the emperor has yet to be opened and there is evidence suggesting that it remains relatively intact. Sima Qian’s description of the tomb includes replicas of palaces and scenic towers, ‘rare utensils and wonderful objects’, 100 rivers made with mercury, representations of ‘the heavenly bodies’, and crossbows rigged to shoot anyone who tried to break in. The tomb was built on Li Mountain which is only 30 kilometers away from Xi’an. Modern archaeologists have located the tomb, and have inserted probes deep into it. The probes revealed abnormally high quantities of mercury, some 100 times the naturally occurring rate, suggesting at least part of the legend can be trusted. Secrets were maintained, as most of the workmen who built the tomb were killed. Today, many Vietnamese travelers want to visit the place with the tours of TUN Travel.
The tomb of Qin Shi Huang is located in the eastern suburbs of Lintong County, 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Xian: on the Lishan Mountain in the south and overlooking the Wei River towards north. The lay of the land from Lishan to Mount Hua is shaped dragon-like according to traditional Chinese geomancy. The imperial tomb is at the eye of the dragon.
Source: getvietnamvisa.com