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The Terracotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation
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Publisher Transworld Pub
Publication date September 3, 2007
Pages 304
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780593059296
ISBN-10 0593059298
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $36.05
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The Terracotta Army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries of all time. 8,099 life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the Mausoleum of the First Emperor of China - each individually carved. This book presents the remarkable story of their creation, their legacy, and the man who ordered them made.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Terracotta Army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries of all time. 8,099 life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the Mausoleum of the First Emperor of China - each is individually carved, and they are thought to represent real members of the emperor's army. This is the remarkable story of their creation, the man who ordered them made, their rediscovery and their continuing legacy as a pre-eminent symbol of Chinese greatness. The First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was king of the Chinese state of Qin and the first man to unite China into a single empire. He built the first Great Wall and brought a single written script to the whole country. He was an inspired and ruthless ruler, but one also beset by paranoia and a desire for immortality. He is still considered the founding father of the modern state of China. On his death in 210 BC he was buried in a giant mausoleum near modern-day Xi'an. Legends of the treasures contained therein still tantalize the imagination today. In 1974, local farmers digging a well for water broke through into the burial mound and found the first of the Terracotta warriors. Further excavations have revealed the full splendour of the buried army. But the majority of the mausoleum is yet to be opened, including the burial chamber itself - myth tells us that amongst the treasures yet to be uncovered is a vast map of the First Emperor's kingdom with rivers marked with channels of flowing mercury. The story of the First Emperor and the Terracotta Army is a fascinating one, not least for the discoveries yet to be made.

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9780593059296 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $36.05
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