But authorities are hesitating.
According to surviving ancient records, the massive 2200 year-old tomb is filled with treasures.
Those same records describe an extensive, fearful security system.
Legend has it the three-storey high tomb is filled with weapons ranging from loaded crossbows to pools of poisonous mercury.
And it's on an enormous scale.
The 56sq km buried complex is guarded by armies of soldiers. More than 6000 of the statues have been discovered so far.
Expert on the Quin Shi Huang burial site Guo Zhikun insists it is possible the traps are real, and are still active.
Site samples prove that there are high levels of mercury in the soil. The scrolls describe deadly "rivers of quicksilver" intended to poison any intruders.