Second Largest Ancient Giant Tomb Of First Chinese Emperor’s Grandmother Discovered in Shaanxi

An ancient giant tomb has been unearthed in Xi’an, China. It is however still unclear who was buried in it!

According to first investigations, the tomb was built by the first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, for his grandmother.

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This is the second largest tomb found in China. It was most probably built by first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, for his grandmother

A giant tomb complex has been unearthed during the expansion of the Xi’an University of Finance and Economics. Archeologists say it may represent the second largest in China covering an amazing 173,325 square metres (550m length x 310m width).

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Two such carriages pulled by six horses were also unearthed. These are symbols of royalty in medieval China.

Artifacts found on-site (inscribed pottery and objects of jade, gold, and silver) suggest that the tomb was built by the first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, for his grandmother. Researchers however still have to find the sarcophagus. Two carriages and the skeletons of 12 horses were also excavated from this huge mausoleum complex. Carriages, pulled by six horses, are a symbol of royal rank, equal to that of an emperor or a member of the royal family.

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