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The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China

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In 1974, near Xi'an in central China, villagers made an astonishing archaeological find -- an 8,000-man pottery army in battle-ready formation 2,200 years old. The amazing army comes to life in this book which tells the incredible story behind one of the Wonders of the World.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Odyssey Publications
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Have you ever been to a Chinese museum?

Reading this book will give you a brief taste of what it is like. We visited the exhibit "China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors" at the Field Museum of Chicago. "This exhibition was organized by The Field Museum in partnership with the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, and Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum of the People’s Republic of China" (from the Field Museum website). In the e
Jun 19, 2009 Leslie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: history buff, archeology buffs, museum goers,Asian culture buffs
Shelves: non-fiction, asian
We bought this today at the museum gift shop after seeing the terra cotta army exhibit in person. We devoured the book during the car ride home and again after arriving. It has beautiful photography that includes everything we saw ourselves at the museum and much more. There are many interesting details I hadn't heard of which was surprising in such a thin, smallish book and considering how we never miss any of the frequent shows on all the history channels about one of our family's favorite ...more
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Englishman William Lindesay studied geography and geology at Liverpool University and in 1987 made what China's official Xinhua News Agency described as "the most successful foreign exploration of the Great Wall" in a 2,470 km solo adventure. Since 1994 he has primarily been engaged in systematic research of the Great Wall in the Beijing region and has organized two major "Great Wall Clean Ups".

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