The Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors : The Secret Codes of the Emperor's Army

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Legend has it that in 206BC the first emperor of unified China, Shi Huang-te, decreed that after his death his body should be clothed in jade, cast adrift in a lake of mercury within a pyramid, and protected by an everlasting army. In 1974, archaeologists discovered the first of more than 7000 lifesize terracotta warriors buried near the pyramid tomb of Shi Huang-te, confirming that the legend was more than a myth. But why were the massive soldiers, each weighing more than half a tonne, buried there at all? Was it simply to guard the emperor in the afterlife? Or was there more to the legend?show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 16 colour pl integ drawings
  • 074727133X
  • 9780747271338

About Maurice M. Cotterell

Maurice Cotterell is a bestselling author, engineer and pioneering scientist. His books have been translated into over 20 languages worldwide.show more

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