He ordered everyone to use the same coins , weights and measures, and a common written language. Hard-working and disciplined, he read 55 kilograms (120 pounds) of reports written on bamboo slips every day.
Archive for February, 2012
As soon as he became King, he transported 700000 (seven hundred thousand) men from all over China to construct a tomb for him just outside his capital city (close to Xian ). He really wanted to live forever and searched for an elixir of immortality, but a grand tomb was the next best thing. The project continued until he died 36 years later. It became by far the most elaborate tomb in the world, a complex of many chambers around a central tomb the height of a 25-storey 25 building.