Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ancient emperor's tomb filled with deadly traps

You know the thousands of terracotta warriors found in the tomb of China's first emperor? Archaeologists recently discovered a hidden 22-square-mile burial palace believed to be filled with deadly traps at the site.

What probably are intact are the countless treasures that—according to the ancient scrolls that describe the emperor's long lost burial site—fill the interior of the tomb. And perhaps the deadly traps guarding them too. [...] nobody wants to be the first to get inside because of the mausoleum's dangerous traps—they're detailed in the same texts that recount its abundant riches.

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