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Date with 20 cultural heritage sites at Cultural and Natural Heritage Day (9)

(Chinanews.com)    09:52, June 11, 2018

9. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. (Photo/IC)

The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor containing terracotta warriors and horses are located in Lintong county, near Xi’an city, capital of Shaanxi province. Constructed from 246 BC to 208 BC, the mausoleum was the first of its kind in Chinese history.

With a height of 76 meters, the mausoleum is laid out in line with the dimensions of Xianyang, the capital of the Qin Dynasty. It is composed of the inner compound and the outer compound, which have perimeters of 2.5 km and 6.3 km, respectively. The tomb is located in the southwest of the inner compound.

It was listed as a cultural heritage site by UNESCO in December, 1987. 


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