Explore Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Complex
Course Syllabus 课程章节1
Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum is the largest on-site museum in China. It displays the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, which are known as the eighth wonder of the world, and the First Emperor’s Mausoleum Site Park. This is the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang, the First Emperor of Chinese history. It is the best-preserved, largest, and richest buried mausoleum in Chinese history. The construction of the mausoleum lasted 38 years and more than 700,000 laborers were conscripted, and its scale far exceeds the mausoleums of the kings of the pre-Qin era. For more than half a century, over 300 burial pits, burial tombs, and sites of the buildings have been discovered by the archaeologists within the protection scope of Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum. These burial pits and burial tombs were constructed in strict accordance with the ritual system of “treating the dead as they were alive”. The total area of the mausoleum complex is 45.59 square kilometers, which fully embodies the features of Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum: large in scale, rigorous in layout, and rich in burial objects.