Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fact of the Day: Qin Dynasty

Despite being China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang's Qin dynasty lasted only 15 years. After his death, power passed on to his son. Despite military strength, his son failed to keep power and lost it to the man who would found the Han Dynasty. 

15 comments:

RaeAbigael said...

that sucks for his blood line. it was not continued after his death.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

And that family ruled no more!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Wuss of a son!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That's a pretty measly dynasty eh?

DEZMOND said...

ah, these days you can't even start a dynasty like in the old days....

Margaret D said...

That was that then, the end of it.

DeniseinVA said...

Another interesting bit of trivia. Thanks Adam!

Sammie said...

well sh*** happens ;)

Pat Hatt said...

At least he wasn't alive to see it

Pilar Domínguez said...

Only 15 years!? that´s too short.Kisses:)

Theresa Mahoney said...

How disappointed pops would have been to have seen that!

Anna and Klaudia said...

only 15 years it's so short.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

15 years is pretty short for a dynasty.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Christine said...

interesting.

Fundy Blue said...

I studied Chinese history at university before they changed the spelling of names and places ~ when Beijing was Peking and Qin Shi Haung was Ch'in shih huang-ti. Now I'm so confused about who's who and where places are! It was awesome to see some of Qin Shi Haung's terra-cotta army when an exhibit on China came to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.