The Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors

The Secret Codes of the Emperor's Army

Book - 2003
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Legend has it that in 206BC the first emperor of unified China, Shi Huang-te, decreed that after his death his body should be clothed in jade, cast adrift in a lake of mercury within a pyramid, and protected by an everlasting army. In 1974, archaeologists discovered the first of more than 7000 lifesize terracotta warriors buried near the pyramid tomb of Shi Huang-te, confirming that the legend was more than a myth. But why were the massive soldiers, each weighing more than half a tonne, buried there at all? Was it simply to guard the emperor in the afterlife? Or was there more to the legend?
Publisher: London : Headline, c2003
ISBN: 9780747271338
074727133X
9780747271321
0747271321
Branch Call Number: 931 COT
Characteristics: xi, 298 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm

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