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Xianyang, China

Chinese Pyramids of Xian

Enormous burial mounds of ancient emperors. 

The ancient emerors of China were buried in enormous, low-lying pyramids. Dozens of pyramid tombs are located in China, with the largest being the tomb of the first emperor located near Xi’an, also the location of the discovery of the famous Terra Cotta Warriors.