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Ancient Tomb Too Deadly to Explore


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#1    seeder

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:46 AM

quote: "After discovering a secret palace hidden in China’s first emperor massive burial complex, Chinese technicians are nervous. Not because Qin Shi Huang’s tomb is the most important archeological discovery since Tutankhamun, but because they believe his burial place is full of deadly traps that will kill any trespassers".

oohh... wheres Indiana Jones when needed?


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:14 AM

I'd bet that for every one person who is deterred, there are two who would volunteer to be the first to explore it.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:19 AM

Yeah, I did hear about the suspected mass quantities of liquid mercury placed there, more as a tribute,
i think.

Later on in the article though, it does say that "traps" are likely fictitious, but who knows!


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:19 AM

View PostOrder66, on 30 December 2012 - 03:14 AM, said:

I'd bet that for every one person who is deterred, there are two who would volunteer to be the first to explore it.

maybe...but as much as Im a skeptic...id still like someone else to go before me!!  Just in case! (or does that make me - a non skeptic?)

Edited by seeder, 30 December 2012 - 03:20 AM.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:38 AM

I think Indiana Jones may be a little too old...

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:41 AM

View Postshaddow134, on 30 December 2012 - 03:38 AM, said:

I think Indiana Jones may be a little too old...

what about his son then?    :yes:

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:42 AM

I read that they used the mercury to create artificial lakes in a mock-up of the world/the empire he ruled and that it's started to leak into the local ground leading to higher then average mercury levels in the soil.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:57 AM

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I read that they used the mercury to create artificial lakes in a mock-up of the world/the empire he ruled and that it's started to leak into the local ground leading to higher then average mercury levels in the soil.
I heard that somewhere to not about the mercury leaking into the soil but that he had it made up to represent the empire he ruled

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:34 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 30 December 2012 - 05:42 AM, said:

I read that they used the mercury to create artificial lakes in a mock-up of the world/the empire he ruled and that it's started to leak into the local ground leading to higher then average mercury levels in the soil.

As far as I know this is true. Soil samples have yielded extremely high levels of mercury. One can understand the reticence of Chinese officials to send people into that tomb, not to mention their simple and laudable desire to keep its contents safe and secure.

Still, I have to admit I've always wondered what was in there. I say, go ahead. To that end I am proposing a lottery at UM. The winner (loser?) will be the first one inside the tomb. We'll give him or her galoshes in case wading through mercury rivers becomes necessary (although I admit I'm dubious about the mercury rivers and lakes, but who knows?).

So, who wants to draw the first straw? :devil:

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:50 AM

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:12 AM

Who needs a lottery? I'd go in a heart beat.  Rofl would be more wary about playing in China then going in to the old tomb.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

"But, at the same time, 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."
it seems pretty obvious to me that if i was to build a tomb and cram if full of my riches, i would also tell everyone that its full of deadly traps so they dont steal my 5hit. its just a myth to keep light fingered people out.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

View PostDoctor manhattan, on 30 December 2012 - 08:05 AM, said:

"But, at the same time, 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."
it seems pretty obvious to me that if i was to build a tomb and cram if full of my riches, i would also tell everyone that its full of deadly traps so they dont steal my 5hit. its just a myth to keep light fingered people out.
I do the same thing with the candy bowl on my desk at work. I believe that they'd bend the truth to protect the treasures, but I wouldn't want to risk someone's life to find out, if someone volunteers, go for it.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

Apparently the Chinese gov are being very cautious about all the gear in there..

there was a tomb they opened up in the late 60's.. show cased everything in it.. but did not really know how to preserve it properly so it basically decayed and fell apart..

they will do parts of it very slowly and make sure they have the right tech to preserve it items.. it will end up costing them billions..


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

Its going to be very interesting to see what treasures/artifacts are in there...seeing as they compared it to Tutankhamen's tomb.... but only time will tell...

but when the initial investigations revealed the sheer scale of the findings  (see image) such amazing figures and all different, the mind can only wonder what riches/treasures and texts are yet to be excavated

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Edited by seeder, 30 December 2012 - 10:46 PM.

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