This is the account of the archaeologists as they journey into the tomb. This is what Qin Shi Huang did as the great first Emperor of united China. And these are the secrets of what had lain, untouched, for a couple of millennium.
According to Travel Guide China, Qin Shi Huang lived from 259-210 B.C.E. His real name was Ying Zheng. He changed it because he felt his achievements surpassed those of San Huang and Wu Di. Together, it makes Huangdi. Add that to Shi, which means “the first,” and you get Qin Shi Huang. Qin Shi Huang was thirteen when he ordered the construction of his massive tomb. Thousands of workers worked on it, and thousands of terracotta sculptures were made. His passion for immortality burned deep as the tomb was built, ready for his rule after death. Unfortunately, it was lost in time - until now.
The first Qin emperor’s tomb, thought to have been finished in 210, but worked on many was only one of many achievements. His first major one was uniting his and six other warring states. That area is now modern day China. He changed much of the politics, economy, and culture of his new empire. To protect his new land, he ordered workers to build the Great Wall of China. Many workers died from the labor....
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...for his protection. The fourth pit was not complete, but might have been designated for more spiritual things.
Qin Shi Huang was quite brilliant in lots of ways, and he accomplished much, but he also was a tyrant. His many accomplishments include uniting the warring states, starting the Great Wall, and building his great tomb. But with each achievement, hundreds and thousands of people die. For his tomb, the workers that survived were buried with him. He killed many scholars because of his dislike for them. He was cocky and arrogant about his great reign. He created much dislike from his people that they overthrew his family a few years after his death. He does not deserve a memorial, although nobody could help it. He was the one who designed it and ordered its construction. And objections or protests would most likely result in an awful punishment of terrible death.
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