The Terracotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Terracotta Army The incredible story of the discovery of China's greatest archaeological treasure, and the history behind the mysterious terra cotta warriors and the emperor who made them.
- Published: 04 August 2009
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780306818400 ISBN 10: 030681840X
- Sales rank: 926,450
Full description for The Terracotta Army
The Terra Cotta Army is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made. Over seven thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of Chinaand each figure was individually carved. Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experiences in China, John Man tells the fascinating story of how and why these astonishing figures were created in the third century BC, and how they have become a symbol of Chinas history, culture, and society.