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Mystery Of The Binding Media In China's Polychrome Terracotta Army Solved
2014-08-04 03:59:49

Science China Press Even as he conquered rival kingdoms to create the first united Chinese empire in 221 B.C., China's First Emperor Qin Shihuang ordered the building of a glorious underground palace complex, mirroring his imperial capital near present-day Xi'an, that would last for an eternity. To protect his underworld palaces, the First Emperor issued instructions that his imperial guard be replicated, down to the finest details, in red-brown terracotta clay, poised to do battle....

Ancient Chinese Warrior Relics Preserved With Air Curtain
2013-02-07 13:11:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New methods have been unveiled to help preserve ancient relics, such as China's world-renowned Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses. These large, immovable historic relics displayed in China have faced many environmental factors, deteriorating many of the more than 1,500 relics. The museum was first opened in 1979, providing an exhibition of Qin Shinhuang's mausoleum. Qin Shinhuang was the first emperor in China's...

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2012-06-13 14:32:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Chinese archeologists have discovered an additional 100 clay warriors at Xi'an mausoleum, bringing the total number of soldiers to 8,000. The new finding suggests that Emperor Qinshihuang's terracotta army fell to arson and looting by the military leader who overthrew the First Emperor's dynasty. "We have found large quantities of red clay and charcoal along with holes for robbing in the major pit," Shen Maosheng, who is leading one of the teams, told...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

On the heels of their last joint venture, The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California and The Houston Museum of Natural Science have marshaled a new army for display, Warriors, Tombs, and Temples : China's Enduring Legacy"”opening at the Bowers Museum in celebration of Chinese National Day on Oct. 1, 2011 through March 4, 2012. (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 In 2009, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, along with other prestigious museums...

2009-07-22 10:02:00

MIAMI, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miniature art found by researcher David Xavier Kenney on a one-of-a-kind jade and iron Ritual Dao (Chopping) Sword from the Warring States period may give the first real clues about the origin of the mysterious Sanxingdui, who existed from the 12th to the 11th c. B.C., then disappeared leaving no written records. The sword's blade is likely made of meteorite iron and features a miniature knife (representing a legendary fishing knife) designed to cut...

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2009-06-12 10:56:05

More clay figures of high-ranking officers may be revealed in the renewed excavation of China's famous terra cotta army, archaeologists said. A third phase of excavation is to begin Saturday on the largest of three pits containing the terra cotta army in Xian, in northwest China, China Daily reported Friday. The life-sized soldier and horse statues date from 210 B.C. and are part of the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. The majority of the figures found so far are...


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