The Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors

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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?

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780747271338
BY (AUTHOR) Cotterell, Maurice M.
PUBLISHER : Headline Publishing Group PUBLICATION DATE : February 03, 2003
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Headline Book Publishing
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 233 mm x 159 mm
WEIGHT : 500 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
DESCRIPTION :
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?

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780747271338
BY (AUTHOR) Cotterell, Maurice M.
PUBLISHER : Headline Publishing Group PUBLICATION DATE : February 03, 2003
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Headline Book Publishing
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 233 mm x 159 mm
WEIGHT : 500 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology