Sunday, 1 July 2007

Secret Chamber

Someone passed their spot hidden roll, and found a secret chamber in the Chinese imperial tomb. The one guarded by the terracotta army. I wonder if it is the remote control (c Terry Pratchett) or if it houses a pair of terracotta dice and a set of wargames rules.

Historical records describing the tomb of Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor, do not mention the room which is 30 metres (98 feet) deep. The unopened chamber was found at the site near the old imperial capital of Xian using remote sensing technology.

One expert says it may have been built for the soul of the emperor.

More than 2,000 years old, the chamber is buried inside a pyramidal earth mound 51m (170 feet) high on top of Qin's tomb. [BBC story]
There's only one piece of music that fits this sort of news.

4 comments:

George Griffin said...

I`msure I saw thing on this awhile back.

The tomb was suppose to have river that were made of mercury and this is partly how they found the location of the tomb.

Although I could have this completely mixed up with something else.

AktoMan said...

The river of mercury (dried by now) rings a bell.

Amazing that there's still new discoveries to be made. At least they have longer than 3 days and Baldrick hovering around asking questions.

Big Kev said...

My money's on them finding an Alien Queen in there :o)

AktoMan said...

or Ming's ring?