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  • proper n. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huangdi the First Emperor of China, located in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China.


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  • The Terracotta Army is a work to bend the mind, and it was just put there to guard Qin in his eternal realm.

    November 9th, 2007

  • For anyone who hasn't heard of them, the Terracotta Army is a literal army of life-sized terracotta statues of soldiers, horses, musicians, servants, clerks and god only knows what else, which was buried with the Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi -China's first Emperor - in about 210 BC.

    November 9th, 2007

  • And here is another mystery: the Terracotta Army is the greatest work of mass-production art in history, made by more than 1,000 men including prisoners of war and convicts, or so it is said.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • "Terracotta Army" showcases 180 copies of an army of 6,000 original terracotta soldiers unearthed in 1974 near Xian, China, from the tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi.

    Time Off

  • The 90-minute flight to see the Terracotta Army in Xi'an is also worth the effort.

    Memories Worth 1,000 Pradas

  • So you won't hear much about him at Xi'an's Museum of the Terracotta Army, which focuses squarely on the production of the army and its similarly painstaking excavation.

    China, Clay and Qin Shihuangdi

  • At Atlanta's High Museum of Art, on the other hand, "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" presents both an up-to-date report on the excavation of the entire tomb complex and a thorough reassessment of the first emperor.

    China, Clay and Qin Shihuangdi

  • Since then, the Terracotta Army has captured the popular imagination, with its rows of lifesize clay warriors guarding the Emperor.

    Feat of clay

  • The historian and travel writer John Man has also written a very readable and immediate account of the subject in The Terracotta Army (Bantam Press, £20).

    Feat of clay

  • The idea for "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" (through April 6) arose two years ago when the then Prime Minister Tony Blair went to China in part to improve cultural ties between the two nations.

    The Long March


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