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Friday, June 5, 2009

The Tomb of Qin Shi Huang Di

Bren Parks Discusses the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang Di, where thousands and thousands of life size clay warriors stand in silent and eternal defense of the amazing ancient tomb.

The tomb of the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang Di is called the most spectacular
archaeological find of the twentieth century. Qin Shi Huang Di began his reign in China in 221 B.C. at the age of thirteen.

One of his first official acts was to begin the construction of his tomb. Another great work this emperor was responsible for was the Great Wall of China.

What makes the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang Di so fascinating is 8,000 life sized clay soldiers and horses that stand in Read and See More of the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang Di

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Pastor Larry said...

This is great thanks for posting it.

Cruiselife & Co said...

You are so welcome. By the way, I decided my specialty. Settlement Archaeology with a minor in Middle eastern studies.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks for the great post, I'll be getting up close and personal with these warriors in July, I be taking lots of pics.

Anonymous said...

He did NOT become the emperor at thirteen. He was thirty-five when he united and ruled China!

Cruiselife & Co said...

In reference to the last comment. I didn't write this article, but I agree that he did not start his reign at 13. However, he was not 35 in 221BC because he died in 210BC which would make him 46. He was 50 when he died.

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