Friday, March 26, 2010

The Terracotta Army

The Terracotta army are guardians to Shi Huangdi. Terracotta means clay soldiers, and Shi Huangdi means first emperor. Local farmers from Xi'an ,Shaanxi were drilling a water well 1.5 miles east of Lishan or mountains. The archeologists found warriors, chariots , officials , acrobats , strongmen , and musicians.

The Terracotta army is a form of funeral art with the first Qin emperor Shi Hungdi in 210-209 BC. The purpose was guard Shi Huangdi in the afterlife. The Terracotta army was moved to a British museum in London. They display the Terracotta army as "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army." It was display September 13,2007 to April 2008.

I find this interesting because I am Chinese and I like history. You can watch a video with the photographer who took the first pictures of the army on Kids National Geographics.

By Brandon

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