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"Emperor's enigma: Tomb's secrets stay sealed"
Emperor's enigma: Tomb's secrets stay sealed
trefwoorden: tombe - keizer Qin - terra cotta
For more than two millennia, the weathered, unimposing tumulus of Qin Shihuangdi, China's first emperor, has loomed among the cornfields and fruit trees east of Xian.
While the discovery 29 years ago of the marvelous terra cotta warriors that guard the burial site came as a complete surprise, the existence of the mound was common knowledge. Yet, to this day, the tomb of Qin (pronounced "Chin") Shihuangdi — who united warring states and took the name "China's First Emperor" — remains untouched by the spades of archaeologists.
Lees verder in de Washington Times