Nanlianhu Altar overview
Region Asia : East Asia : Sites+Landmarks
Section Pyramids and Tombs
Latitude 36.6328225 N suggest info
Longitude 101.74612855 E
Status Accurate location

Chinese pyramids are ancient mausoleums and burial mounds built to house the remains of several early emperors of China and their imperial relatives. About 38 of them are located around 25 kilometres (16 mi) - 35 kilometres (22 mi) north-west of Xi'an, on the Qin Chuan Plains in Shaanxi Province. The most famous is the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, northeast of Xi'an and 1.7 km west of where the Terracotta Warriors were found[citation needed]. Chinese pyramids were also built during the Han, Tang, Song, and Western Xia dynasties.[citation needed]

They have flat tops, and thus are more similar in shape to the Teotihuacan pyramids north-east of Mexico CityMexico than to the pyramids in GizaEgypt. Although known in the West for at least a century, their existence has been made controversial by sensationalist publicity and the problems of Chinese archaeology in early 20th century.

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36.632822, 101.746129 === 36.632822 N, 101.746129 E === 36° 37' 58.2" N, 101° 44' 46.1" E
Nearest site Liangzhou, circa 164.4 km (102.1 mi) north-east
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Database ID 24862, created 17 May 2016, 09:51, Last changed 17 May 2016, 09:51