TERRA- COTTA WARRIORS

The terra-cotta warriors and the horses are one of the most important archeological discoveries of the last century. They were discovered in 1974 by some people digging in Xi’an. Therse soldiers are made of clay and seem to be ready for a battle. Thousands of warriors were found in the tomb of the emperor Zhen.

When we talk about each of the figures, we should say that all of them are different; each one has a different expression in its face. At first, they were painted with bright colours, but within the time they are nowadays grey coloured. This terra- cotta army is part of a complex mausoleum of the first emperor of China; it was built thinking about the afterlife according to some archeologists.

The emperor Zhen tok the throne at the age of 13 and unified some kingdoms taking the name of qin Shi Huang Di- the first emperor of Qin. During his time of king he standarized coins,weights and measures. Moreover, Zhen linked some states by canals and roads.

Finally, it must be said that the tomb remains unexcaated. It contains replicas of the rivers made by mercury flowing through the hills and bronze mountains. -there are also some precious stones representing the sun, the moon and the stars. Special technologies are being used today in order to reveal new mysteries.

Sources:

– Terra- cotta Army Protects First Emperor´s Tomb;  January 7 at 17:30

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/emperor-qin/

– Museum of Qin Terracota army and horses; January 7 at 17:35

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shaanxi/xian/terra_cotta_army/

– El ejeércitoque llegó de las tinieblas: los guerreros de terracota del emperador Qin Shihuang; January 7 at 17:45

http://www.quesabesde.com/noticias/ejercito-terracota-qin-shihuang_2788

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