Han Jingdi Tomb


The Yangling Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty (Hanyangling) is located atZhangjiawan Village, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Xian   City,Shaanxi Province. It is a joint tomb of Liu Qi, a notable emperor in Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24AD), and his empress, Empress Wang.

It was built in the year 153 AD and covers an area of 20 square kilometers (4,942 acres). It is a magnificent and abundant cultural relic, comprising the emperor's tomb, empress' tomb, the south and north burial pits, ceremonial site, human sacrifice graveyard and criminals' cemetery. Neatly arranged and centered with the emperor's tomb, it reveals the strict hierarchical social structure. The Outside Pits Exhibition Hall was opened in 2006 and is the first underground museum in China.