Monday, November 21, 2011

The Mausoleum of Liu Qi

Liu Qi was the emperor of China from 156 to 141 B.C. His reign was very short, but it took 28 years for his mausoleum to be built. It is filled with thousands of 2 foot high pottery warriors to guard his spirit, and also thousands of dogs, sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs for the guards to feast on. Filling 2 acres of land, the government has spent the last 30 years digging it up.

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