Misty A. Powers
November 3, 2014
The tomb of Shihuangdi is a masterpiece. It is very detailed oriented and also carries along with beauty some dark secrets. It is believed that the workers that made the tomb were buried within the very walls that they created. It is filled with wonder, beauty, and mysteries (1998, January 1).
The emperor, as in most cultures believed that their tomb was the passage to their afterlife. Most emperors of the time and like those in Egypt believed that whatever is in their tomb with them they carried over into the afterlife (2004, September 3). Emperor Shihuangdi is believed to have had the workers buried with him. The reason that most archeologists believe is to make sure that the treasures that he was buried with remained a secret (2006, January 16). He did not want people breaking into his tomb to steal what he was taking with him (2006, January 16). …show more content…
It is believed that he did this so that he may be protected from his enemies in his afterlife (Custom ed., Vol. 1, p. 673). He has every weapon, horse, chariot, and soldier copied because they protected him so well when he was alive and wanted the same protection in the afterlife (Custom ed., Vol. 1, p. 673).The mystery behind this tomb is the fact that it was so elaborate. Some archeologists believe that there may have been lakes and rivers made of mercury because of the coloring of these items found in this tomb. The most common belief is that the tomb looks identical to the way the land looked at the time Emperor Shihuangdi was alive. Others believed that is was constructed as a guide to his happy afterlife. Either way there has been no definite answer to this