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The Terra Cotta Army

China’s First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation

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Aug 4, 2009

Page Count

336 Pages

ISBN-13

9780306818400

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The Terra Cotta Army is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made. Over seven thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China—and each figure was individually carved.

Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experiences in China, John Man tells the fascinating story of how and why these astonishing figures were created in the third century BC, and how they have become a symbol of China's history, culture, and society.

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