The Amazing White Pyramid of China
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The Amazing White Pyramid of China

When we speak of pyramids the first place that comes to mind is “Egypt,” as great and well-known pyramids are found there. Another set of Pyramids are found in Mexico, but the one in China which is less popular has the same concept as the other known pyramids, but are greater in height and was by far the largest pyramid in the world.

When we speak of pyramids the first place that comes to mind is “Egypt,” as great and well-known pyramids are found there. Another set of Pyramids are found in Mexico, but the ones in China which are less popular, has the same concept as the other known pyramids, but was greater in height and by far the largest pyramid in the world.

Located within 100 kilometers of the city of Xi'an, on the Qin Chuan Plains in the Shaanxi Province, Central China are ancient pyramids used as mausoleums and burial mounds to house the remains of several emperors and their imperial relatives. It has an astonishing height of 1,000 feet. It was multi-colored when built many millennia ago, and now is dusty white thus, it was called the “White Pyramid of China,” and there are approximately 100 of these pyramids there.

In 1912, Fred Meyer Schroder and Oscar Maman, both were travel agents, reported an incredible building that they had seen in China. According to their report the big pyramid is about 1,000 feet high and roughly 1,500 feet at the base, which makes it twice as large as any pyramid in Egypt. The four faces of the structure are oriented with the compass points.

During the Second World War, James Gaussman and his co-pilot of the American Air Force experienced a technical defect on their plane, and for several minutes they flew over a specific territory in China looking for a perfect place to land. Later he reported something completely unbelievable. He said "I banked to avoid a mountain and we came out over a level valley. Directly below was a gigantic white pyramid. It looked like something out of a fairy tale. It was encased in shimmering white. This could have been metal, or some sort of stone. It was pure white on all sides. The remarkable thing was the capstone, a huge piece of jewel-like material that could have been crystal. There was no way we could have landed, although we wanted to. We were struck by the immensity of the thing".

On Emperor’s Shi Huangdi’s tomb, the pyramid’s interior is amazingly elaborate. The ceiling of the emperor’s tomb chamber is encrusted with thousands of glittering precious jewels to recreate the constellations of the heavens. The great seas and rivers were all imitated by means of flowing mercury, and there were machines which made it flow and circulate. On the floor the geography of the earth was represented. The emperor’s tomb chamber was meant to be a living replica of his empire, including both the earth and the heavens. The tomb was well-protected against grave robbers, with a range of hundreds of crossbows built with mechanical triggers targeted to kill anyone who broke into the tomb. For the other emperors, their tomb chambers are made different; all with different defenses also to guide the tombs from robbers.

The Pyramids of China will remain evidence of their glorious past, and one of the world’s amazing wonders in the field of archeology and a great place to visit and see.

***All images used are from Google Images

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Comments (22)

What a fabulous article. Everything is fascinating in this article, text and photos. You signed another brilliant work my friend.

That was a great find Alma. I will have to look for my own pyramid despite being figured in a pyramiding scheme many times.

This looks wonderful to visit.

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Amazing and very interesting pictures and information! Had no idea that China had these pyramids. Wonderfully done!


This is just amazing! You ferret out things that one would think would be well-known. Another great article! (Do you know how these pyramids stack up in age with the Egyptian or Mexican ones?)

Now why are such amazing things not told about elsewhere? The more I learn about the world around me the more I realize just how limited my education has been. Thanks for sharing.

What a great article! I have never heard of these.

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Another amazing write Alma. Thumbs Up! SU'd!


Great analysis.

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Terrific write! The photos added are beautiful. Very well presented work my friend!

Wow, this is a beautiful work. Nice work, thank you.

This is great, it's really impressive how long these monuments survive.

Well you amazes me! I would never have know any of the facts in this splendid article. Pyramids have been a thing of much fascination over the Centuries.

Brilliant article with beautiful pictures! Thanks so much my friend.

Wow! Very informative and well written. I never knew China had pyramids. Spectacular images and very interesting history here.

Till now I didn't know China had pyramids. The article thrilled me very much.

Magnificient. Great photos too. I'd love to see it. I guess the reason for Egypt's popularity with the pyramids lies within branding, in addition to history. People have identified the word pyramid with that country. But thanks for enlighting us:)

This and the other pyramids nearby are said to be hidden by Chinese Government to avoid revealing the secrets inside as they are built by the Turks.

Photos show an influx of people visiting. I have doubts about that. Please confirm. Are we allowed to visit these pyramids?



This White Pyramids was accepted to belong Ancient Turks. There was several mummies which is %100 matched with a Turkish DNA. Pyramids are not just a tombs of pharaohs. They used to obtain electricity and wireless communication in ancient ages. It works as the same with Nicola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower. Their function are the same. Some authorities want to hide these pyramids and the truth of pyramids from World. They planted trees for hide the texture of pyramid. They belie the history and the citizens of World. We are not living in a developed age and its not technological. All of the technological developments are using for sleeping and stall for humanity. I'm not a racist, i'm not a religious, i'm not any part of all of these discriminatory concepts. I'm a human, i'm a living creature. All of the other creatures and more deserves more respect. We need to give their respect. We need to respect each other. Love the people, love the earth, love the universe and try to make empathy to them. If you make empathy they start to make emphaty. From now help everybody whose need help. Not just for a minute or not just for a while. Try to spread it their whole lifes. It will find you all in a good way. What goes around, it comes around ...  All of the senses, feelings for humanity. I want you to pass everypeople with that exam. Long live goodness...

great turkish pyramit. Proto turk (ancentors of selcukj ottoman mongol japan korea ottoman babur to eyyubi memluk hazar bulgaria hungary) made them. that time Proto turk believe one tengri pyramits are their graves. dna searching says mummy of inside them seems turkish and uyghur dna.