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Transcript of Terracotta Warriors
好The Greatest Archaeological Discovery
In 1974, Terracotta warriors were made in Qin Dynasty and became the greatest archaeological discovery in 20th century. The archaeologists discovered thousands of warriors with horses. The Terracotta warriors are about 2,200 years old.The Terracotta warriors were first found by three farmers. They were trying to find water underground, but they hit something hard. Thus, they dug until they saw the Terracotta warriors. Then, the news was spread.
There are as many as 8,000 warriors in total. However, there might be more because no one knows he exact number of the warriors. Every warriors have individual characteristics, so none of the warriors look the same. The faces, the expressions, and even the small details are different. The warriors were painted in bright colors, but as the time passed, the colors have faded.
The Terracotta warriors were made by the emperor Qin. Terracotta warriors are the Chinese soldiers who protect the emperor Qin in his afterlife.
The emperor Qin ordered over 700,000 people to make about 8,000 of Terracotta warriors to accompany him in his tomb. In addition, the Terracotta warriors were made by clay.
The Warriors Now
Emperor Qin was only 13 years old when he ruled the China. He created many things that China still finds important til today. The emperor Qin has not only made the Terracotta Warriors, but also built the Great Wall Of China. He created roads and the coinage. However, the emperor Qin was not a very good emperor because he killed many people. If the workers died while working on the Great Wall of China, they were buried inside the wall.
Min Seo's Reflection
First, I decided to research about Terracotta Warriors because I was curious about Terracotta Warriors because I didn't know the reason why the emperor Qin has made thousands of soldiers and horses. Therefore, I started to research about these soldiers. After investigating further about Terracotta Warriors, my question was answered. The emperor Qin wanted his men and horses to protect him in his afterlife. As a result, he ordered many workers to make 7,000 of them.
Then, another question that I had was, how did history, values, and ideas of ancient China impact society today?
After researching, I realized that history, values and ideas of ancient China impacts the society because many people around the world are wanting to learn cultures, histories, values and ideas of ancient China. Therefore, Chinese histories, values and ideas will give an impact on society today.
I chose this topic because, Terracotta warriors is really interesting that the Qin emperor built Terracotta warriors just to watch and protect him while he is dead. It's so... strange but somehow interesting. I mean, he made many people in China build so many Terracotta warriors! 7,000 hand made soldiers. Each of them with a different expression, clothing, hairstyle, and very small details. How do the Terracotta warriors of ancient China impact society today? I think that, besides the Terracotta warriors being a tourist attraction, the Terracotta Warriors has an interesting part of history that people now want to know about. Similar to why I chose this topic. It was because I thought that the history, how they were made, and how they were found was very interesting but I wanted to know more. That's the same as how society wants to learn about the Terracotta warriors!
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By Min Seo & Frannie