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Liam Peachey

on 26 May 2015

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By Liam Peachey, Cody fitzakerley and Leigh Devlin
Terracotta army
Why were the terracotta warriors made?
How did people find the terracotta army?
The Terracotta Army was accidentally found by farmers digging a well in 1974. The pits contained more than 8000 stone warriors. They were found in Beijing, the capital of China. Even with all the technology we have now, some of the statues are to fragile to put back together.
The army was buried to protect the ancient tomb of the first Chinese Emperor, Qin Shi Huang di. He wanted the statues made so people would remember his ruling. Some of the statues were proven to have been burnt by another Chinese Emperor who didn't want them while he was ruling.
Terracotta Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

When did the construction of the Terracotta Army and mausoleum start?
Construction began in 246BC when Emperor Qin Shi Huang di was just 13 years old.720,000 people worked on the project. To make the parts of the statues and put them together took about 37 years.
What happened to most of the workmen who built the Terracotta Army and tomb?
The people that were working on the tomb when the Emperor died were buried alive with Qin to serve him in the afterlife. They weren't buried alone; they were buried with clerks, scribes, cooks, personal servants and minor court officials with them.

cody sucks
welcome, everyone to our terracotta army presentation. Here we will be showing you every thing we know about the statues. :)
Am I able to vist the real Terracotta Army today?
Yes, the Terracotta Army museum is a popular Chinese tourist attraction. It is made up of three vaults and an exhibition hall of the Bronze Chariots. Interestingly, there is also a Terracotta Army museum in Dorchester, UK.
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Extra interesting facts!
It's thought that Emperor Shi Huangdi had fifty children! Yes fifty!
One of Shi Huangdi's projects was starting The Great Wall Of China
In the movie The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (The Mummy three) Jet Li is Qin Shi Huang who is resurrected from the dead with the terracotta army.
In 1979 Previous French President, Jaq Chirac, once named the Terracotta Army as the eighth wonder of the world.
thanks for watching
we hope you learned something and enjoyed this pressintation today :)
who u callen pinhead?!
who u callen pinhead?!
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