The First Emperor of China Took an ‘Elixir of Immortality’ Made of Mercury and it Killed Him

The First Emperor of China was Killed by an Elixir of Immortality. Source: ЮРИЙ ПОЗДНИКОВ / Adobe Stock

The First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, was terrified of death and much of his reign was focused on the search for immortality and the Elixir of Life. Ironically, Qin Shi Huang died from the toxic effects of consuming a so-called Elixir of Life made of mercury.

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Source: Ancient Origins

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