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1: Hey there!!! Are you a Internet browser looking for facts about the Terra Cotta Army? I have been researching about Emperor Qin’s Terra-Cotta Army which was made to protect Emperor Qin during his afterlife. I have found many facts about the Ancient Chinese and their very smart inventions but something that really surprised and caught my attention was Chinas first ever Emperor Qin Shi Huang a very tough man which started to build the Great wall of China and the Army. Read to find out how much people and the emperor went through throughout that age.

3: Chinese soldiers wore robes so long that they reached their knees, and their armor was made from iron Fish Scales, and topknot hairdos which are a hair design and all soldiers had a very thinly groomed beard. All of the soldiers are life-size or a little bigger and weigh as much as four hundred pounds which is nothing compared to the actual weigh of a human being. These extremely heavy soldiers carry hundreds of real bronze weapons like swords, daggers, spears, battle axes, broadswords, halberd, and other few weapons for close combat, the quality of the blades was achieved by a highly developed alloy techniques using copper and tin. The bronze swords and arrowheads are as sharp today as when they were cast 2.200 years ago. More than 10.000 weapons have been found. A burial pit southeast of the tomb mound of the first Emperor. At the bottom of that pit are thousands objects of stone armor, including helmets and robes for men and body armor for the horses. The suits are made of lots of small, shiny limestone particles, put together with copper. They appear imitating leather and metal armor used by Emperor Qin. The Ancient Chinese were very smart on what to wear and what to carry to war and that is why today they are known for their great inventions and the country known for their reproduction of things.

5: Many people in the world wonder why Emperor Qin built the fascinating Terra-Cotta Army, but the archaeologists have found out. For more than 2,200 years an army has been laying underground in the Countryside of Northern China when one day three farmers decided to dig a hole to make a well. Later on, one of the farmers starts to hit something hard but he didn't know what it was, a couple of minutes later they saw a head made out of clay sticking out of the ground, they kept on digging when they found the entire body laying out, the three farmers destroyed the body because they thought that it would bring them bad luck, about 30 minutes later they encountered even more of these bodies but still they didn't know what they were. Two hours later a group of archaeologists arrive to study those magnificent bodies and found out that for more 2,200 years an army has been lying underground to protect Emperor Qin during his afterlife. Just troops have protected him during his lifetime; the army was there to protect him from any intruder from coming to his tomb. Thousands of these soldiers were there to protect him; the army was called the Terra-Cotta Army. It took more than a million soldiers to build this army. All had been carefully designed to create a world in miniature of the First Emperors palace, royal city, army, and pleasure parks but the most important of all was to protect him during his afterlife.

7: According to my research the incredible Terra-Cotta army was made out of the fresh clay Ancient Chinese made and once made they were cooked at high temperatures. They were made using the same techniques for each one and each soldier had a different design because they were replicas of the real soldiers, they were also portrayed in rigid or unnatural poses and their height was between five foot eight inches and six feet two inches. All pottery warriors and horses were made using clay, and then baked at really high temperatures. After being baked the warriors and horses were completed with painted detail. The Terracotta Warriors and Horses were made in life-size. | Experts have all agreed that the material used to make the terracotta warriors and horses is a "yellow earth" sourced from around the stately and magnificent tomb. The yellow earth is easy to find, and is proved to be an appropriate material thanks to its quality. The earth underwent grinding to remove impurities and to ensure it was fine and pure. Moreover, a certain amount of white grit Adding grit to the earth strengthened its mechanical properties which allowed the large terracotta warriors and horses to be easily shaped, which contained quartz sand, mica and feldspar was added.

8: Questions 1.Why was the Terra-Cotta army made? 2.What did the soldiers wear? 3.How high is each soldier individually and how much did they weigh? 4.How were they made? 5.What weapons did the soldiers use?

9: Credits www.abc.net.au/.../2008/04/21/2223137.htm www.lifeinthefastlane.ca/.../offbeat-news www.historyofscience.com/G2I/timeline/index.p... www.trekearth.com/.../Xian/photo444874.htm commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TERRACOTTA_AR.. gordondouglas. wordpress.com/.../ www.topchinatours.net/Cities/xian/Xian.htm hubpages.com/hub/Discovering-The-Forbidden-Ga... xprezz.dk/video/index.php?key=Tagine

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