As the last blog, i decided to write about Terracotta Army, located Lindong District,
Xi’an City, ShanXi province of China. This is where my hometown is.
Ancient feudal kings believed in the immortal soul after death in Egypt, India and other places
.So the mummy, cremation and other customs were created.
Chinese kings like to built Tombs underground.
They wanted to live in the underworld as good as they were alive.
So the mausoleum was filled in mercury as underground rivers and the sea;
bead and jade was furnished as the palace where the Qin Shihuang,first king to unify china, lived ;
and slaves and his wife were buried alive to serve him.
Qin terracotta pit is located approximately 955.5 meters in the east of Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum mound.
Moreover, It is located in the periphery of the Qin ShiHuang ‘s Mausoleum in order to protect the whole mausoleum.
1987, Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and Terracotta Warriors in Pit
was approved by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in “World Heritage List”
The founding of Qin terracotta is quite interesting.
In the spring of 1974, several villagers were sent to open a wells which is not a good errand.
The villagers found a terracotta figurines with pink face, dark hair, just like they were alive,.
but after a few hours later the color was oxidized into black,
the villagers feel that this is an ominous thing and was going to give him bad luck.
So they decided to throw it out.
But there were a few literate farmers who sent figurines secretly to upper rank government and make the terracotta in front of the world.
There are three pit which has been digging, but there are more underground.
Just unearthed figurines are with color, but would be soon oxidized into black.
So in order to protect the figurines, the Chinese government has stopped the digging of terracotta
until the archaeological technology can maintain their original appearance some days.
The Figurines were made as the size of normal warrior.
And these were made by processing firing, in all manual labor.
The most amazing about these figurines is that the appearance of the face on every warrior is different.
Now day, more than 10000 warrior figurines has been found.
Besides the warrior, a lot ot weapon, stone horse and War chariot , was also buried in the site.
From the terracotta, we can know how strong the Qin was two thousands year ago.
It used a lot of human labor, material resources , and up to 70 million people were participated in the construction process.
At the end,I hope the Mausoleum of the Qin Emperor will be digged out and remain its beauty safely one day.