As archeologists are finding more and more artifacts at the tomb of the first emperor of the Han dynasty, the Chinese government is cautious about continuing.
With every passing discovery, ancient Chinese legends regarding the tomb are confirmed to be more fact than merely another legend. The legends speak of entire palaces built to scale underneath a mountain, guarded by terracotta warriors, rivers of mercury, and numerous traps. Anxious not destroy any of this priceless find, which could quite possibly be one of the greatest archeological discoveries of all time, the Chinese authorities are waiting until technology advances far enough to be up to the challenge of excavating without damaging the find.
So far, researchers have found 1,500 of the terracotta warriors, many of which were unfortunately damaged beyond repair. Over the centuries, grave robbers have looted the section with the terracotta sentinels, but were unable to procede further.