Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum

Not far away from the Terracotta Army is Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum (秦始皇陵), which can be visited for free if you purchase a ticket for the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses. However, the tomb of Qin Shi Huang remains unexcavated, although there are reports that huge amount of treasure can be found there. It is supposed that within the grave there are replicas of rivers and streams made using mercury and replicas of mountains made of bronze. Yet, further excavations of the tomb have been postponed by the Chinese government in 2012 until a better technology becomes available. Experts believe the tomb is full of unique works of art that would fall apart if the tomb is open just so, without using special items. Archeologists hope for the advanced technologies, such as various robotic cameras, soon be able to discover the ancient secret. Moreover, the obstacles for further excavations may be large amounts of toxic mercury, and many traps set to prevent all those who dare to disturb the emperor’s tomb.