The mysteries of an ancient Chinese imperial tomb are depicted in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor starring Jet Li. China’s central government has funded a study looking at unlocking those mysteries using cosmic ray detectors. Photo: Handout
The mysteries of an ancient Chinese imperial tomb are depicted in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor starring Jet Li. China’s central government has funded a study looking at unlocking those mysteries using cosmic ray detectors. Photo: Handout

Could cosmic rays unlock the secret tomb of China’s Qin Shi Huang guarded by terracotta warriors?

  • A Chinese government study is assessing the feasibility of using advanced detectors to pinpoint the remains and treasures of the first emperor of China
  • When the burial complex was completed around 208BC, all the workers and craftsmen were reportedly trapped and killed to keep its secrets inside

Topic |   Archaeology and palaeontology
The mysteries of an ancient Chinese imperial tomb are depicted in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor starring Jet Li. China’s central government has funded a study looking at unlocking those mysteries using cosmic ray detectors. Photo: Handout
The mysteries of an ancient Chinese imperial tomb are depicted in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor starring Jet Li. China’s central government has funded a study looking at unlocking those mysteries using cosmic ray detectors. Photo: Handout
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