Qin Shi Huang

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Why is the first emperor still remembered today? Qin Shi Huang calling himself the First Emperor after China’s unification, QIn is a pivotal figure in the history of china, after directing china, he and his chief advisor Li Si passed a series of Important economic and political reforms. He undertook huge projects which lasted years, These included unifying various sections of the great wall of china, which is now a famous city-sized mausoleum guarded by the mighty Terracotta Army, which also includes a immense national road system, this was all at the cost of human lives, in this tremendous stage of power was the establishment of his high status as a fearful leader that ruled China. The Emperor Qin Shi Huang was a man of phenomenal…show more content…
Some what after the Emperors death, the ceiling of the tomb was seen as being a model of the heavens. Treasures were buried deep within the mausoleum, these were protected by devices which would trigger arrows at intruders who would enter. the workmen who worked on the tomb were buried alive to ensure that the secrets of the entranceway died with them. Qin Shi Huang order the construction of the Terracotta warriors to be built because the emperor was afraid of being attacked by the dead in the next world. The terracotta army figures were manufactured in workshops by government laborers and by local craftsmen, and the material used to make the terracotta warriors originated on Mount Li. The head, arms, legs and torsos were created separately and then assembled. Studies show that eight face moulds were most likely used, and then clay was added to provide individual facial features. Four main pits were associated with the terracotta army. These pits were located about 1.5km east of there burial and were close to 7 meters deep. The army was built as if to protect the tomb from the east, The east side was were all the conquered states of Qins army. All four pits were constructed differently. Pit one was the most elaborate of them all. holding over 6,000 figures and stretching to 230 meters long and 62 meters wide. The preparation for Qin’s death as some much as it seen would

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