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The Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang and the Projection of Power – open ended social studies

On March 29, 1974, farmers drilling a well 25 kilometres from Xian unearthed fragments of pottery. They had stumbled across the Terracotta Army, thousands of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor. Their purpose was to protect the emperor in the afterlife and they were buried with him between 210 and 209BC. This is an in-depth look at this incredible archaeological discovery.

On March farmers drilling a well 25 kilometres from Xian unearthed fragments of pottery. They had stumbled across the Terracotta Army, thousands of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi.

China's Terracotta Warriors ~ Behind the Scenes Photos | Secrets of the Dead | PBS

Do you know the story behind China's famed Terra Cotta Warriors? Tie to Silk Road unit and Aladdin video from the new Arabian Nights

Terracotta warriors - detailed picture explaining how they were made and assembled.  Small image but enlarges to a clear picture

ancient china Terracotta warriors - detailed picture explaining how they were made and assembled. Small image but enlarges to a clear picture

10 Amazing Facts about the Terra Cotta Warriors | The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

10 Amazing Facts about the Terra Cotta Warriors. Mystery of History Volume Lesson 90

1900 Edwardian ladies  zoom in and look at the details - just lovely

Edwardian ladies in "tea gowns" or "afternoon dresses" Women on the left in the cross over dress by Joana Sárközy