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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...

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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...

2009-04-20 20:13:51

China's historic Great Wall is about 1,550 miles longer than previously thought, a government survey reveals. The wall had been thought to be around 3,975 miles long, but all its parts added together total 5,533 miles, the Mainichi Daily News reported Monday. The surveyors followed the wall's remnants through 10 provinces, special autonomous regions and municipalities from the easternmost Ming section of the wall in Liaoning province to its westernmost extension in Gansu province, the...

2007-07-03 00:20:00

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese researchers say they have found a strange pyramid-shaped chamber while surveying the massive underground tomb of China's first emperor and theorize it was built as a passageway for his soul. Remote sensing equipment has revealed what appears to be a 100-foot-high room above Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb near the ancient capital of Xi'an in Shaanxi province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. The room has not been excavated. Diagrams of the chamber are based...


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