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  Terracotta Army : Exploring Essential Information, Data and Explanation.
The Terracotta Army (兵馬俑 in pinyin: bing1 ma3 yong1, literal meaning: "Soldier and Horse Figures"), inside the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (秦始皇陵; qin2 shi3 huang2 ling2), was discovered in March 1974 during the sinking of wells for farmland irrigation construction near
The Terracotta Army was buried in battle formation in 3 vaults, 1.5 kilometres east of the
Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang by Zhongyi Yuan
www.llpoh.org /Styles_and_Architecture_2/Terracotta_Army.html   (571 words)

  
  Terracotta Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Terracotta Army (Traditional Chinese: 兵馬俑; Simplified Chinese: 兵马俑; pinyin: bīng mǎ yǒng; literally "military servants") or Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses is a collection of 8,099 life-size terra cotta figures of warriors and horses located near the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Chinese: 秦始皇陵; pinyin: qín shǐ huáng líng).
The terracotta figures were buried with the first Emperor of Qin (Qin Shi Huang) in 210-209 BC.
The Terracotta Army was discovered in March 1974 by local farmers drilling a water well to the east of Mount Lishan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Terracotta_Army   (1442 words)

  
 Terracotta Army - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Terracotta Army (; ; literally "military servants") or Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses is a collection of 8,099 life-size terra cotta figures of warriors and horses located in the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (秦始皇陵; Qín Shǐ Huáng Líng).
The Terracotta Army of China was discovered in March 1974 by local farmers drilling a well to the east of Mount Li.
Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, a computer game simulating the economy and trade of medieval China, includes a sequence on the Qin empire where the Terracotta Army is constructed by the player as part of the scenario goal.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Terracotta_Army   (1434 words)

  
 Terra cotta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Significant uses of terra cotta have included Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Terracotta Army of China, built in 210–209 BC.
Mass producers of mold-cast and fired terracotta figurines were also the ancient Greeks of Tanagra.
Terracotta and tile were used extensively in the town buildings of Victorian Birmingham, England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Terracotta   (338 words)

  
 The Army Xian China
The Terracotta Army, literal meaning: "Soldier and Horse Figures"), inside the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, was discovered in March 1974 during the sinking of wells for farmland irrigation construction near Xian China, Shaanxi province.
The Terracotta Army were buried in battle formation in many vaults, 1.5 kilometers east of the tomb of the Emperor, which is 33km east of Xian China.
Called Xian First Qin Emperor's Terracotta Army Museum, Vault 1 was opened to the public in 1979, and the whole museum was completed in 1994.
www.travel-the-real-china.com /xian-china-army.html   (360 words)

  
 Terracotta - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Terracotta, fired earthenware of a grey, buff, or reddish colour.
Terracotta has been used since prehistoric times to make sculptures and figurines,...
Terracotta Army, collection of over 6,000 life-size terracotta statues of soldiers and horses, discovered in March 1974 at Qin, near the modern city...
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 Terracotta Warriors - a historical introduction to Xi'an's Terracotta Army and China's First Emperor
The Terracotta Warriors represent only a small portion of the eight thousand strong underground army buried in front of the Emperor Qinshihuang's tomb (r.
The Terracotta Warriors, that you will see today, form just one of the many barriers the ruthless Emperor employed to protect his tomb for eternity.
The limestone and marble Kouroi and Kourai of the Greek Late Archaic Period (535-480 BCE) refute the claim that the Terracotta Warriors were the first free-standing statues in the history of world art.
www.imperialtours.net /terracotta_warriors.htm   (687 words)

  
 Sculpture - Chinese Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army has been identified as part of the burial of Shi Huangdi, the first Qin emperor of China, who began the construction of the Great Wall of China.
The tomb was built around 2,100 years ago, and the Terracotta Army is thought to be part of a funeral compound that could have covered a huge area of up to 50 sq km (19 sq mi).
When the terracotta figures were excavated, their cheeks were still rosy, and they wore painted uniforms.
arthistory.heindorffhus.dk /frame-ChinaTerracottaArmy.htm   (414 words)

  
 Terracotta Warriors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
This army of more than 6,000 life size terracotta warriors, with horses and chariots lined up facing east and ready for battle, is one of the world’s most remarkable archaeological finds.
The terracotta warriors were made for Qin Shihuang (259-210BC),also known as The First Emperor, and with his mausoleum lying only 1.5km, (0.9 miles) away it is assumed the army was made to accompany him on his journeys after death.
It is thought to be the headquarters of the terracotta army and these warriors were in command of the soldiers in the other pits as they protected Qin Shihuang in the underworld.
www.chinaetravel.com /attraction/att23a.html   (310 words)

  
 Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors
It took more than one million workers to create the army and to lay your eyes on the masterpiece is indescribable.
The troopers flank to the south and on the west side is rear guards armed with crossbows.
The entire army stands at attention, as if awaiting the command to attack...somewhere in the next world.
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 Terracotta leger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Iemand van onze groep heeft een levensgroot terracotta beeld besteld voor in zijn tuin.
It is the mysterious army of the megalomaniac emperor Qinshi Huangdi, the emperor van the short Qin dynasty (221-206 BC.)
Hierin werden meer dan 1000 terracotta soldaten aangetroffen, verdeeld in vier groepen, vier strijdwagens, cavaleristen en voetsoldaten.
www.bennenk.com /China2001/terracotta_leger.htm   (996 words)

  
 Terracotta Army- Xi'an, China - VirtualTourist.com
It is an amusing quirk of fate that today's interest centres on the terracotta burial army rather than on the actual mausoleum.
Pit #3 is considered the headquarters of the army, with the soldiers arranged around key officials.
I can remember the first time we heard about the terracotta army, in the late seventies, and my husband sighed and said that if there was one thing he wanted to see before he died, it was that.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Asia/China/Shaanxi_Sheng/Xian-997440/Things_To_Do-Xian-Terracotta_Army-BR-1.html   (1232 words)

  
 Glossary: Terracotta army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
An army of over 7,000 life size warriors and horses made to guard the burial site of Qin Shi Huangdi, the "First Emperor of China" in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC).
This army exemplifies the high degree of specialization and organization of the Chinese pottery industry at this date.
They have stood guard, solemn and still, concealed from the outside world for centuries as dynasty succeeded dynasty, warlord fought warlord, colonialists were repulsed and revolution swept the land.
www.gotheborg.com /glossary/data/terracottaarmy.shtml   (191 words)

  
 News in Science - Terracotta army made in two batches - 06/02/2007
The horses and warriors of China's terracotta army were made in different places, according to analysis of pollen found on the clay figures.
Some granules survived in the terracotta, however, because the figures appear to have been fired at inconsistent temperatures with parts of the objects, especially thicker portions, undergoing incomplete firing.
The scientists therefore theorise that whoever planned the terracotta army's construction determined it would be easier to build the horses closer to the destination site to minimise transport.
www.abc.net.au /science/news/stories/2007/1841166.htm   (580 words)

  
 Terracotta Army on the march | Great News Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Beijing, China - An advance guard of the Terracotta Army is leaving China for the first time to be displayed in Britain.
Some of the greatest finds from the Emperor of China's treasure trove for the afterlife, which includes an estimated 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors, are to be lent to the British Museum for an exhibition this autumn.
Terracotta Army on the march An advance guard of the Terracotta Army is leaving China for the first time to be displayed in Britain.
www.greatnewsnetwork.org /index.php/news/article/terracotta_army_on_the_march/?source=rss   (235 words)

  
 Chemistry International -- Newsmagazine for IUPAC
Now that approximately one-third of Qin Shihuang's "Terracotta Army" is no longer buried, and despite the fact that unearthed statues are now protected inside a large hall, the original lacquer and mineral-based paint on the statues are susceptible to flaking.
"Later on, the 'normal furnishing' of an emperor's tomb included a terracotta army and everything that belonged to the emperor's court," she says, noting that the Terracotta Army at Lintong is the earliest one of its kind with so many figures.
Emphasizing that the terracotta itself is in very good condition, Blänsdorf points out that the rapid escape of moisture from the soil threatens the lacquer layers as well as other materials in the pits.
www.iupac.org /publications/ci/2005/2701/1_veazey.html   (1746 words)

  
 China's Terra Cotta Army & History of TerraCotta Soldiers - Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang
The Terra Cotta army and soldiers discovered near Xian was the creation of emperor Qin Shi Huang, who was the first emperor of a unified China in the 200's BC.
This Terra Cotta army is a slightly idealized representation of the Qin army at that time.
The TerraCotta soldiers were originally painted with bright colors, but after 2,000 years being buried underground, most of the paint has peeled away.
www.travelchinatour.com /xian-china/terracotta-army-soldiers-2.htm   (320 words)

  
 Terracotta army conquers mould threat
XI'AN -- Experts have refuted reports that China's 2,000-year-old terracotta army have been exposed to damaging mildew, saying they now have technology to prevent mould growing on the statues.
Media reports last month said that 48 species of potentially destructive mould were detected on the terracotta warriors and horses.
As some key problems of protection have not been solved, only 1,500 terracotta warriors and horses have been unearthed, and nearly 6,000 items are still lie buried.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /china/2006-11/28/content_744378.htm   (362 words)

  
 Discovery Channel :: News - Archaeology :: Pollen Reveals Terracotta Army Origins
The pollen found in the terracotta warrior sample was mostly from herbaceous plants, such as members of the mustard and cabbage family, the genus of plants that includes sagebrush and wormwood, and the family of flowering plants that includes quinoa, spinach, beets and chard.
The pollen detected in the terracotta horse sample, however, mostly came from trees, such as pine, kamala and ginkgo.
Some granules survived in the terracotta, however, because the figures appear to have been fired at inconsistent temperatures with parts of the objects —especially thicker portions — not undergoing complete firing.
dsc.discovery.com /news/2007/01/29/terracottaarmy_arc.html?category=archaeology   (363 words)

  
 Terracotta Army - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Terracotta Army (Template:Zh-cpl) or Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses is a collection of 8,099 life-size terra cotta figures of warriors and horses located in the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (秦始皇陵; Qín Shǐ Huáng Líng).
The army was built facing enemy territory, and in between these enemies and the Emperor's tomb.
It is believed that the statues were destroyed only some 50 years after their original creation, due to a fire set during a peasant uprising.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Terracotta_Army   (813 words)

  
 German student dons suit of armour to infiltrate China's terracotta army
German art student Pablo Wendel poses as a terracotta warrior beside a pit containing hundreds of the terracotta soldiers in Xi'an, in China's Shaanxi province Saturday Sept. 16, 2006.
Wendel was briefly detained by police after climbing into the pit and attempting to blend in with the famed ancient warriors of the terra cotta army.
The outfit matched the uniforms worn by the thousands of terracotta soldiers buried in the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shihuangdi, who ruled between 221 BC and 210 BC, the papers said.
www.cbc.ca /cp/Oddities/060920/K092014U.html   (336 words)

  
 Pilot Guides: Army of Ghosts: Terracotta Warriors
The terracotta warriors were originally placed to protect the tomb of China's 1st Emperor Qin Shihuang who ruled from the then capital of Xi'an, 36km to the west.
The thousands of protective statues comprise a complete army of cavalry, infantry, archers, and chariots with their horses, all positioned in battle formation.
The terracotta was once elaborately painted but this has sadly all but disappeared due to their time underneath the unrelenting earth.
www.pilotguides.com /destination_guide/asia/china/terracotta_warriors.php   (641 words)

  
 Terracotta army may be guarding buried treasure - Independent Online Edition > Asia
China'sterracotta army appears to have been guarding more than just the body of the country's first emperor after a magnetic scan revealed what appeared to be buried treasure.
His reputation was that of a unifier who brought in a single currency, the rule of law and written language before he died of a lethal concoction of mercury at the age of 49.
But he was also an iron-fisted authoritarian and it is believed he wanted to be buried close to his terracotta army, which is arranged in battle formation.
news.independent.co.uk /world/asia/article321132.ece   (395 words)

  
 Xi'an and Emperor Qin's Terra-cotta Army
Qin's terracotta army consists of life-size figures of warriors, depicted in battle dress according to rank an unit, and numerous figures of horses and chariots, and this is only part of what is believed to be his grand tomb.
The terracota army lies approximately a mile east of Qin's main tomb which is said to contain spectacular objects.
Xi'an : Xi'an and Emperor Qin's Terracotta Warriors
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 IOL: Terracotta army plan raises eyebrows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The company's main revenues derive from ticket sales to the Qin Terracotta Museum which houses the terracotta army and which is also responsible for the protection of the cultural relics.
The terracotta army, built to protect the mausoleum of China's first emperor Qin Shihuan (259-210 BC), was accidentally stumbled upon by two farmers in 1974.
Chinese archeologists have called the discovery of the army, "the eighth wonder of the world," but soon after being excavated and going on display, mould and mildew began to discolour the figures.
www.iol.co.za /index.php?click_id=588&art_id=qw1011177541219B256&set_id=1   (531 words)

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