Emperor Qin's Tomb

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Uploaded on May 21, 2007 by explore.org

In 247 BCE, Emperor Qin Shi Huang had 700,000 workers construct a tomb lined with thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors and horses, whose purpose was to help protect the emperor in his afterlife. It took them over 38 years to construct the burial place. To protect the secrecy and safety of its location, workers with knowledge of the site were buried alive in the tomb. Distributed by TubeMogul.

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