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    The Army of the First Emperor Qin, an incredibly large and unique collection of sculpted soldiers, dates back to 210-209 BCE. During the first years of his ruling, Qin Shi Huang ordered the creation of the famous terracotta army, requiring over 700,000 craftsmen to make. The artwork was found and assumed created in the Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province. Being a particular work of art that is distinguished throughout the Chinese history, the Terracotta Army emphasizes the good works of Emperor Qin, and defines the developing conventions of Chinese artists. Found in a haunting tomb in China, the ancient and ominous army still stands to defend the late Emperor, formed with a terracotta material, but each individual soldier defined with…

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    Focus Question 1: What is the Terracotta Army and when and where was it discovered? Source 1: Rosenburg, J. (2015). Terracotta Army Discovered in China. Retrieved from http://history1900s.about.com/od/1970s/qt/terracottaarmy.htm Notes: • 1974, life-sized terracotta army was found near Lintong, Xian, Shaanxi, China • buried in underground pits, 8000 terracotta soldiers and horses were part of the necropolis of Qin Shihuangdi, the first emperor of China • purpose of the statues were to aid him…

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    1974, at Xi’an in China, three local farmers were digging a well in hopes to find water, but instead broke into a pit that contained 6000 Terracotta figures. This was only one of the pits that they had found until an excavation started in 1976, which revealed two more pits of Terracotta Warriors. This is now known as the Terracotta Army, which I think is a wonderful historic mystery for a young adult (teen) -action, mystery, romance etc.- novel. Than my other studied Historical Mystery, which…

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    The Terracotta Army

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    The Terracotta army is known for it's realism. The three pits of these realistic figures, holds more than eight thousand soldiers, one hundred and thirty chariots with five hundred and twenty horses. These stuctures were designed to protect Emporer Qin Shi Huang's tomb. These also took an estimated amount of time to be 11 years. These worriors are very spacific. There hieght shows their ranks. The tallest being the generals. These structures also had weapons, But are thought of to be rotten…

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    In 1970, the Beatles break up, and a Palestinian group hijacks five planes. In 1971, the London Bridge is brought to the US and the UK changes their currency system to decimal systems for currency. In 1972, the Watergate scandal begins and pocket calculators are introduced. Also in this year, Mark Spitz Wins Seven Gold Medals. In 1973, the Sears Tower is built and the US pulls out of Vietnam. In 1974, the Terracotta Army is discovered in China and Mikhail Baryshnikov Defects. In 1975, the…

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    Qin Huangdi Themes

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    Theme 1. Religion, Philosophy, Politics and Power Terracotta warriors from the mausoleum of the first Qin emperor of China Qin Shihuang, c. 221-206 B.C.E., Qin Dynasty, painted terracotta, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Shaanxi, China The terracotta warriors belong to a burial complex created for the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty, Emperor Qin Huangdi. Qin Huangdi started building his burial complex at the age of 13, which is when he became emperor. He rose to power during the…

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    Terracotta Art Analysis

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    The Terracotta army, is one of the biggest pieces of funerary art every made. Starting 246 BC it took over 40 years to finish and involved over 500,000 workers. Consisting of 10,000 individual terracotta statues. Ranging from army men, to horses, and even chariots, no two pieces were the same. Every statue was different from the one before it. Hyper realistic and no attention detail spared. There faces are believed to have been painted with a type of lacquer however it has flaked and faded over…

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    Terracotta Soldiers

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    Terracotta Soldiers of Ancient China Introduction There have been more than 8,000, life-size terracotta soldiers discovered in China. The terracotta soldiers were buried in several underground chambers. The soldiers are positioned like they are guarding something. Each soldier has a different face. The terracotta army is a replica of a real army buried to guard emperor Qin Shi Huang Di in his grave. Grave Dwellers The soldiers were buried as part of a grave. John roach states,”The terracotta…

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    210–209 BCE thousands of Terracotta warriors were constructed in the Qin dynasty, to protect the emperor, Emperor Gin, in afterlife. The significant discovery is an ongoing work site. It is around 1.5 kilometers east of Emperor Qin Shi Huang 's royal tomb. The Terracotta warriors were found in 1974 east of Xi’an when farmers were digging a water well 1.5 km east of Qin Emperor’s tomb. When they were digging on of the men hit a warrior on the head, the news quickly spread archeologists swarmed…

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    Terracotta Warriors With the discovery of the terracotta army near Xi’an in China, we can learn many things pertaining to the culture of Ancient China and the Qin Dynasty. What we can achieve to learn is how the soldiers and weapons were crafted and the types of weaponry used. The technology used to create them was the best of it’s time, and shows the technological prowess of the Qin Dynasty. The level of organization is also extremely high, considering the process of making and relocating the…

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