Finding immortality: the obsession of the first emperor of China, creator of the terracotta army

Finding immortality: the obsession of the first emperor of China, creator of the terracotta army

A new archaeological investigation has left us new information about the first emperor of China, creator of the world famous Terracotta Army.

A set of texts (written on bamboo) found in the central province of Hunan, contains an executive order of the Emperor Qin Shinhuang to search and find the elixir of life throughout the territory, and along with this order were found the responses of local governments.

The news agency Xinhua, citing Provincial Institute of Archeology researcher Zhang Chunlong, commented that the emperor's decree even reached border regions and remote towns.

The Qin Shinhuang's obsession with eternal life is known, being responsible for the construction of the huge underground mausoleum in Shaanxi province with 8,000 terracotta soldiers, built to protect it in the afterlife.

According to agency, a village called "DuxiangHe informed the emperor that he had not been able to discover a miracle potion, but that the search was continuing.

Another place, "Langya«, Suggested that«grass collected on a local mountain gave positive signals»In order to achieve the objective.

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