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The Emperor's Silent Army

Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China

O'Connor, Jane

(Book - 2002)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Emperor's Silent Army
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Describes the archaeological discovery of thousands of life-sized terracotta warrior statues in northern China in 1974, and discusses the emperor who had them created and placed near his tomb.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002
ISBN: 0670035122
Branch Call Number: j 931.04 O18e 2002
Characteristics: 48 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm

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Describes the archaeological discovery of thousands of life-sized terracotta warrior statues in northern China in 1974, and discusses the emperor who had them created and placed near his tomb.


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In 1974, three Chinese farmers discovered the pottery head of a soldier. When archaeologists came to try to find the body, they find thousands more of these life-size statutes, which had been standing guard for more than 2,200 years. How and why did they get there?

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