2nd October 2019

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How did the ancient Chinese bury their emperors?

An army of clay warriors guards the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, who died in 210 BC. Buried deep under a hill in central China, surrounded by an underground moat of poisonous mercury, lies an entombed emperor who's been undisturbed for more than two millennia.

Which Chinese emperor burned books?

Following the advice of his chief adviser Li Si , Qin Shi Huang , the first emperor of a unified China, ordered most previously existing books to be burned in order to avoid scholars' comparison of his reign with the past.
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