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Weiling Mausoleum lies in southeast Xinzhuang Village Zhouling Town Weicheng District Xianyang City. It is the mausoleum of the 8th emperor of Western Dynasty, Liu Shi. Weiling Mausoleum was established in the 4th year of Yong Guang reign(40AD) and is 410 meters long from south to north, 400 metres long from east to west , almost square in shape. There are Que gates in the middle of the tamped walls around and they are opposite to the middle of bottom margin of grave. The four gates of cemetery is 110 meters away from the mound in the middle. The grave in cemetery is like a inverted bucket with its bottom margin of 115 meters, top margin of 50 meters and height of 25 meters. Now the top of the grave has been collapsed covered an area of 400 square meters with a depth of 2 meters. 300 miles from the north of the grave, a 200-meter-long and 100-meter-wide remain of architecture has been found with a passel of jade carvings and other cultural relics unearthed. The wall footing, tiled quadrels and pavement remain can still be recognized.

350 meters away from the northeast of cemetery, there exits the grave of Queen Xiaoyuan, Fu. The remaining grave is short, leaving debris. The joint burial of Queen Xiaoyuan, Wang, is 375 meters away from north of Weiling Mausoleum. The architectures in Queen Wang's cemetery and Emperor Yuandi's cemetery and the walls are all built from compacted earth. The Que gates built in the middle of the walls still remain.

The accompanied tombs are 500 away from the northeast of Weiling Mausoleum. They were built in orders, four row in east and west directions and every seven tombs in each row. They are called "the 28 tombs" by local residents. There are 12 of them remaining.

Weiling Mausoleum if Han Dynasty was declared to be historical and cultural site under provincial protection in Shangxi in 1956, and then major historical and cultural sites under state protection in 2001.

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