“Qin Shi Huang … ruled the largest unified kingdom the Far East had ever witnessed to that date â€“ the very basis of Imperial China. In military power, economic strength and technical innovation, the Qin … were all powerful.
“Possessing a grossly swollen ego to match his achievements and status, Shi Huang ordered the construction of a staggeringly large and ornate tomb for himself outside the Qin capital of Xiâ€™an, one that is said to have required hundreds of thousands of labourers to build.
“The tomb … has not yet been explored â€“ and perhaps may never be. If legend about whatâ€™s inside is true â€“ and, incredibly, all evidence to date suggests it is â€“ then the First Emperorâ€™s mausoleum contains a wealth of treasures and adornments perhaps greater than any other in ancient history.”