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The Terracotta Warriors

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Cassie Song

on 24 November 2013

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Transcript of The Terracotta Warriors

Why where they built?
The Terracotta Army was built to protect the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, to boast his power of having an army of soldiers and to show loyalty to him after his death.

The Terracotta Army was created in order to help the Emperor of Qin (Qin Shi Huang) in 210-209 BC rule in the "afterlife." The warriors were buried with the Emperor of Qin in hopes that in the next life they would be his army.
Like the Ancient Egyptians, Emperor Qin believed inanimate objects such as statues of people or animals, or sculptures of food would come alive in the afterlife. The Emperor had the terracotta constructed in the belief that he would be as powerful in the spirit world as he was in the real world.

The Terracotta Warriors

He became famous for unifying the fighting states into what is now China, and for becoming the country's first emperor. He is remembered for establishing the building of the Great Wall of China, and the fear of death and an obsessive quest for the secret of immortality. This obsession of long life and immortality gave us the legacy of the Terracotta Warriors.
The emperor was thirteen when the construction of the warriors started.According to historian Sima Qian construction began in 246BC.
About the construction:
There was estimated to be around 700,000 craftsmen involved in the construction of the Terracotta Warriors.

About them:









Qin Shi Huang
kiln: a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying

depict: representing by the form of a drawing, painting, or other art form

scimitar: a short sword with a curved blade that widens towards the point

How they were made:

How they where found?
Lego models of The Terracotta Warriors:
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