Qin dynasty

Xu Fu returns
The expedition in search of the medicine for immortality. ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
210 BCE Jan 1

Xu Fu returns

Xian, China
Xu Fu returns from his voyage to find the elixir of life and blames his failure on sea monsters so the emperor goes fishing. When Qin Shi Huang questioned him, Xu Fu claimed there was a giant sea creature blocking the path, and asked for archers to kill the creature. Qin Shi Huang agreed, and sent archers to kill a giant fish. Xu then set sail again, but he never returned from this trip.

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