Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Terracotta warriors

Ruth says:This was really pretty amazing. Unfortunately our camera being what it is means that the photos didn't really capture the size and scale and detail of this place. Basically the brief history of this was a young emperor who decided that he needed an army of warriors to protect his soul after he died so had all of these built. The place is just vast with thousands and thousands of these warriors with more and more being discovered and reassembled every day. It is pretty nutty that he actually managed to convince people that this was necessary in the first place.

1 comment:

Helen said...

They are incredable, I am going to admit my ignorance, I knew that they existed but I had no idea why they existed and how many there were, it's totally crazy. xxx