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Terracotta Warriors

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The terracotta warriors from the mausoleum of the first Qin emperor of China Qin Shih Huang (221-206 BC) of the Qin Dynasty are a marvel to behold. This massive monument to man’s desire to have a place in eternity[footnoteRef:2] is measured by the lifelike, life-size replications of Chinese soldiers, horses, chariots, musicians, officials, acrobats and warriors in three pits at the gravesite of the Qin Emperor. The Terracotta Army as it is known consists of some 8000 painted terracotta warriors along with hundreds of horses and chariots.[footnoteRef:3] It is the duplication of a real life-size army discovered and now stored in the Museum, Shaanxi, China, as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Terracotta Warriors symbolize the first Qin Emperor’s desire to be as great and fortified in the afterlife as he was in this world. However, the fact that they were submerged in wet soil for two thousand years, unknown…… [Read More]

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