Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fact of the Day: Eternal Warriors

When China's first Emperor Qin Shi Huang died, sculptures of many soldiers, chariots, and horses were placed near his resting place. The Terracotta Army's purpose was to protect the Emperor in the afterlife. 

24 comments:

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Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Wow. Those are awesome.

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Cloudia said...

Saw some here in Honolulu - awesome presence, each unique


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Anonymous said...

I wonder if they do protect him!

Bob Bushell said...

Good job, I wish that would do it for everyone, that'll make everyone a job, lol.

Dana said...

I've seen pictures of those before. Very cool!

Anna and Klaudia said...

great fact!! :)

Emmylou said...

The Terracotta Army always makes me think of the third Mummy movie:D

Gloria Baker said...

always find those amazing!!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

They are amazng!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Those are amazing sculptures.

Pat Hatt said...

Hopefully they did, or what a waste of time

Unknown said...

great fact! :D
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Sam said...

this terracotta army is famous worldwide!

Tatiana said...

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Aren't some of them on tour now to the great museums of the world? I'd love to see them.

Sharon said...

I'd love to see those!

DEZMOND said...

I want an army of stone raccoons to protect my tomb one day...

Pilar Domínguez said...

I had heard about this warriors but I didn´t know their meaning. Kisses:)

Winnie said...

It's such a creepy concept isn't it? Imagine making the discovery of that tomb and seeing lots of terracotta soldiers!

Christine said...

I've heard about these!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Dezmond's comment made me el-oh-el

stephen Hayes said...

My niece saw these figures in China and she was amazed by them. I'd love to see them one day.

Teddi said...

that photo creeps me out. i'd stay away. so i guess those statues work.