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Books with title The Terracotta Army

  • The Terracotta Army

    John Man

    Paperback (Bantam, Oct. 7, 2008)
    The Terracotta Army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries of all time. 6,000 life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the Mausoleum of the First Emperor of China — each is individually carved, and they are thought to represent real members of the emperor’s army. This is the remarkable story of their creation, the man who ordered them made, their rediscovery and their continuing legacy as a pre-eminent symbol of Chinese greatness. The First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was king of the Chinese state of Qin and the first man to unite China into a single empire. On his death in 210 BC, he was buried in a giant mausoleum near modern-day Xi’an. In 1974 local farmers found the first of the Terracotta warriors. But most of the mausoleum is yet to be opened, including the burial chamber itself. The story of the First Emperor and the Terracotta Army is a fascinating one, not least for the discoveries yet to be made.
  • The Terracotta Army

    John Man

    Hardcover (Bantam Press, Sept. 3, 2007)
    The Terracotta Army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries of all time. 8,099 life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the Mausoleum of the First Emperor of China - each is individually carved, and they are thought to represent real members of the emperor's army. This is the remarkable story of their creation, the man who ordered them made, their rediscovery and their continuing legacy as a pre-eminent symbol of Chinese greatness. The First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was king of the Chinese state of Qin and the first man to unite China into a single empire. He built the first Great Wall and brought a single written script to the whole country. He was an inspired and ruthless ruler, but one also beset by paranoia and a desire for immortality. He is still considered the founding father of the modern state of China. On his death in 210 BC he was buried in a giant mausoleum near modern-day Xi'an. Legends of the treasures contained therein still tantalize the imagination today. In 1974, local farmers digging a well for water broke through into the burial mound and found the first of the Terracotta warriors. Further excavations have revealed the full splendour of the buried army. But the majority of the mausoleum is yet to be opened, including the burial chamber itself - myth tells us that amongst the treasures yet to be uncovered is a vast map of the First Emperor's kingdom with rivers marked with channels of flowing mercury. The story of the First Emperor and the Terracotta Army is a fascinating one, not least for the discoveries yet to be made.
  • Secrets of the Terracotta Army

    Michael Capek

    eBook (Capstone Press, Dec. 21, 2015)
    Dig through the fields of the far East to unearth the huge clay army of China's first emperor. Why were the thousands of life sized statues built? How were they designed with such intricate detail? Travel along with scientists to find out how the Terracotta Armys discovery sheds light on mysteries from ancient China. Unlocking the secrets of the past is just an artifact away!
  • The Terra-Cotta Army

    Emily Rose Oachs

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Aug. 1, 2019)
    Chinas famous terra-cotta army has at least 8,000 soldiers! More than 2,000 years ago, this army was created to protect the tomb of the ancient Chinese emperor Qin Shihuang. Today, the army has immense value to archaeologists and historians around the world! This high-interest text uses maps, graphs, profiles of recent discoveries, and other features to introduce readers to the armys thrilling history. A sudden commotion stirs the dig site. Someone has found the entrance to a long-forgotten tomb! Scenes like this may seem like movie lore, but they can happen in real life. This series for reluctant readers explores some of the worlds most famous archaeological discoveries, from Chinas Terra-Cotta Army to King Tuts Tomb in Egypt. Immersive opening narratives give way to maps, graphs, and profiles in this high-interest series all about digging up the past!
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  • Terracotta Army

    Juliet Kerrigan

    Paperback (Collins Educational, Sept. 1, 2012)
    When the First Emperor of China died 2,000 years ago, he was buried in a giant tomb. In 1974, this tomb was discovered along with an army of over 6,000 terracotta warriors. Discover the army for yourself and the reason they were buried with the Emperor.• Gold/Band 9 fiction offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters.• Text type: An information book• Curriculum links: History: How are our toys different from those in the past; Art and Design: What is sculpture?
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  • Secrets of the Terracotta Army

    Chen Wei, Peng Yang

    Hardcover (Design Media Publishing Ltd, March 1, 2020)
    A cheerful little boy who loves adventure and is mad about Chinese culture. This book tells the story of Little Jack's exciting journey back in time to the Qin dynasty, where he learns firsthand about the majestic Terracotta Army.
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