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The Terracotta Army

by Yoshihide Danjoh
(Musashino, Tokyo, Japan)

The Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army

There is a long history of 3000 years or more in China. A lot of cultural heritage exists along with it, too. Today I'd like to take up the Terracotta Army.

The Terracotta Army is in the ancient city of Xi'an. There is a very long history in Xi'an. And the city was once called "Chang'an" and prospered very much in old times.

The Terracotta Army is a lot of bronze statues and was made to defend the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty. Surprisingly, none of the bronze statues have the same face.

It is possible to see the high level of production technology that existed even then. I want to go there by all means if there is a chance.

Thanks for reading!

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Oct 24, 2011
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Bronze colored?
by: Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,

Perhaps my Japanese university student was referring to the color, not the material. In fact, one definition of the term "terra cotta" means "brownish orange color."

Furthermore, this one page, which reflects only one author's opinion, doesn't necessarily mean that the ENTIRE website is "misleading."

Pls. be a little bit more responsible in your commenting !! Thx...

Oct 24, 2011
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this is a misleading website.
by: Anonymous

terra cotta wasnt bronze...it was made of terracotta, which is clay.

Jul 19, 2010
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A lot of bronze statues
by: Gary Wolff

Thanks, Yoshihide, for your story about the Terracotta Army.

I've often seen pictures of those statues, but never knew who they were or the history behind them....like that each one is uniquely different from the other ones.

I also hope to see them someday.

Thanks again...

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