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    On March 29, 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 was Stonehenge. Why? You may ask, well…. Firstly, When the terracotta army was discovered by accident at a farm in Xi’an, China, local farmers were digging a well, and broke into a pit which contained six thousand of the eight thousand life-sized terracotta Figures. If I were reading a book about the Terracotta Army and someone had discovered an unknown chamber, I would sure want to read on to find out more…

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    Terracotta Army

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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…

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    find that led to a full-blown excavation. It consists of three giant pits of Terracotta warriors sculpted to protect the Emperor, Qin Shihuang after he died. They were buried for thousands of years, undisturbed until fairly recently. The find was a goldmine for artifacts and records from ancient China, and it solidified the evidence of the reign of Qin Shihuang. The time of the First Emperor’s rule all took place during Qin, as a state. This was from 221 BC-206 BC. Not to be entirely confused…

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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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    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 Army Essay

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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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    Ancient China Essay

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    Ancient china is one of the most interesting topic with many ancient sites. Some of them are the Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Terracotta Warriors and The Summer Palace. These sites that I just said I will talk to you about what you will see, what dynasty it is from and why it is important. China is a popular county today and with so many ancient sites. The greatest military structure in the world with the length of 21,000 km and that can be seen from space welcome to the great wall of…

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    Over, the course of this class we have watched how Chinese art has changed throughout history. We first witnessed the bronze ritual vessels of the Shang and Zhou Dynasty. Then we examined the different Hu’s of the Han Dynasty. We also watched the progression of Buddhist sculptures in the 3rd and 4th century. With the course ending we see the collapse of the Tang Dynasty in the 10th century, and the emergence of Chinese Landscape painting. The past couple weeks, we were introduced to a variety of…

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    The reign of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, in the third century BCE is known for its unprecedented unity of Chinese lands and for the establishment of the Chinese imperial system. While the 221 BCE unification of the Warring States into a single Chinese state may seem like the natural progression of events in hindsight, it and the subsequent unity in the Qin dynasty was not an inevitable outcome and required active effort to accomplish. Qin Shi Huangdi had to take many measures beyond…

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    Life In Ancient China

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    In the beginning of time, there is a central idea that religion shaped all areas of life. Literature and art shaped life in China as the rise of many emperors began to occur. An accurate view of the past provides a clear explanation as to how countries from centuries ago still thrive today. Early Chinese history is shaped by major events that occurred amongst four dynasties. Invaders changed life in India and affected their cultures and values. Different religions began to rise from invaders…

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