Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and Terra-Cotta Warriors
The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Qin Shi Huang) was constructed over 38 years, from 246 to 208 BC, and is situated underneath a 76-meter tall tomb mound, shaped like a truncated pyramid. The layout of the mausoleum is modeled from the Qin capital Xianyang, divided into inner and outer cities. The tomb is located in the southwest of the inner city and faces east. The main tomb chamber, housing the coffin and burial artifacts, is the core of the architectural complex of the mausoleum, which has not yet been excavated. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is the first imperial tomb with a grand scale, decent layout and well preserved in Chinese history.