Tucker in Asia

Friday, April 21, 2006

Army of Terracotta Warriors

Yesterday we visited one of the greater archelogical finds of the 20th century; the Terracotta Warriors. They were discovered by a farmer digging a well in 1974 and contain vaults housing thousands of soldiers in battle formation protecting the tomb of Qin Shi Huang. At finding the ceramic warriors were complete with weapons, horses, and chariots, but maybe the most impressive characteristic is that each warrior has a different face. The three vaults that are now excavated may be just a small section of the armies as other excavations could take decades. The armies are protecting the "first" emporer of China, Qin Shi Huang who reigned during the Qin dynasty over two thousand years ago. The site of the warriors is quite impressive, I can't imagine how much time and work went into constructing it.

In the days ahead we are heading south to do a monastary trek, see some Pandas, and do the Yangtze river cruise. Well I guess thats all for now...tucker

1 Comments:

  • Hi Tucker-- Your Mon and Dad just stopped in to return our trailer. They said you had a blog so we found it and find it interesting. We will check back often Have fun and stay safe.
    Marty and Jacque

    By Blogger Ozzie, at 7:05 PM  

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