Terracotta Army Museum

Terracotta Army Museum (Google Maps)
No Thumbnail
No Thumbnail
Google Maps Google Maps Bing Maps Bing Maps Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
View in Google Earth
By DonMartini @ 2006-06-23 16:24:48
In 1974, peasants digging a well in the northern Chinese city of Xi'an were disappointed in their search for water. Instead, they uncovered the major archaeological discovery of the 20th century: An underground vault that for over two millennia had been home to more than 8000 beautifully crafted, life-size terracotta soldiers. Xi'an, a dusty industrial city in the province of Shaanxi, suddenly had one of the world's premier tourist attractions.

For 2200 years the Xi'an terracotta warriors silently guarded the tomb of Qin Shihuang, first Emperor of China, remembered chiefly for uniting China in 222 BC thanks to a judicious mix of torture, murder and cruelty. By the time he'd pulled the country together, standardised the currency and made a good start on the Great Wall of China, the Emperor had made more than a few enemies. None could touch him while he strutted the earth, but he feared the afterlife was a different story. To ensure his safety from the petulant gods of the netherworld, Shihuang had a terracotta army made and buried with him in a massive tomb to protect and follow him into immortality.
Views by date
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10
7.0 (2 votes)




Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Nearby maps
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Large Missiles
1556 Shaanxi earthquake epicenter
Chinese H-6 Badgers
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) rocket engine center
Air Force Engineering University
China first large transport aircraft Xian Y-20
Chengdu J-20
Shenyang J-31
New Chinese AEWC for carriers, the JZY-01 Prototype
Y-8CB (radar testbed)
KJ200/Y8 "Balanced Beam" (An-12)
Similar maps
Archeological ruins on Tinetto Islet
Great Sphinx of Giza
Romans ruins discovered with Google Earth
Pyramids of Giza
Forum Romanum
Coliseum Rome
Julius Caesar's Murder Site
Machu Picchu
Stone circles of Göbekli Tepe