Palace Ruins Found: Qin Dynasty Palace Ruins Discovered In China (Photo)By Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Dec 4, 2012 in Archaelogy, Asia, Science, World •
A palace ruins found by archaeologist from the Shaanxi provincial institute of archaeology is reportedly part of an underground, “large palace complex in the tomb of China‘s first feudal emperor in Xi’an, capital of the Shaanxi province,” according to a report by the China Daily on Sunday, December 2, 2012.
The ancient palace ruins found by the Chinese was estimated to be about 690 meters long and 250 meters wide. The Xinhua news agency said that massive palace include a main building surrounded by 10 courtyard-structured houses.
With an estimated area of 170,000 square meters, the size of the massive complex is comparatively one fourth of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The Guardian reported that the ruins found could be the largest complex ever found at the 56-square-km mausoleum.
Report by the China Daily explained that based on historical data, “Emperor Qin Shihuang planned the construction of his cemetery soon after he was enthroned, and the large cemetery and mausoleum showed that he wanted to continue his imperial life after his death.”
At 13-years-old, Ying Zheng reportedly became emperor of Qin and “took over the affairs of the state at age 22. By 211 BC, he annexed six rival principalities and established the first feudal empire in Chinese history.”
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