The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China
In 1974, Chinese villagers happened upon an 8,000-man army in battle-ready formation, each warrior a life-size figure in pottery made over 2,200 years ago. This incredible "army" comes to life in photos, diagrams, and lucid text, in the pages of this fascinating "Close-Up" guide. 51 illustrations. Map.
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