Thursday, August 29, 2013

My Parents Beijing tours to Terracotta Warriors just for one day

Before I start my talks, just want to thanks to - Beijing tours to Terracotta Warriors

As because my parents had great experience with them with many facilities like,

Private English-speaking tour guide, Private vehicle (air-condition & well equipped), A traditional local lunch in Xian etc.

You can read more about them from above given link also.

My parents told me many thing about these places which I am going to share here.

Way back in 221 B.C. Qin Shi Huang declared himself the First Emperor of Qin, now known as China. When he was 13 years of age, according to historians, workers began building an army of soldiers, and an entire city, that would be buried with him when he died. His belief was that he would rule the underground city with his army in his afterlife. He died when he was 49 years of age in 210 B.C.

Fast forward to 1974. Farmers were digging a well outside of Xian, China when they discovered the underground mausoleum. The discovery was astonishing. Archaeologists discovered soldiers, chariots, horses, weapons, utensils, sculptures, and more. It was one of the most significant discoveries of the 20th century.

As scientists continued to explore the area, the more they discovered. Currently, they have unearthed over 8,000 soldiers in the Terracotta Army, comprised of Generals, archers, and infantrymen. The higher ranking officers are taller than the others and no two soldiers have the same face, as per Qin Shi Huang's instructions.

Based on historical documents, construction of the mausoleum began in 246 B.C. and involved over 700,000 workers laboring for over 36 years. The workers included government employees, as well as private laborers and craftsmen. The figures were made of clay and painted with rich detail, although the paint has since faded away.