Can you imagine digging in your yard one day, and
discovering a life-sized terracotta soldier, made completely out of clay
over 2000 years ago, buried in your back yard? That's what happened in
China in 1974!
By the time archaeologists had finished digging,
they had uncovered over 6000 life-size terracotta soldiers! Some of the
statues they found are kneeling with terracotta bows, ready to shoot.
Some have moustaches. Some have armor.
Archaeologists also found terracotta horses,
spears, and chariots - all life-size, all made out of clay! And each is
unique. No two look alike.
What were they doing there? Who made them? And why?
For the answers, explore the links below.
Tang Tomb Figures
Cotta Story in Pictures
Shi Huang's Terracotta Army
Soldiers Found in the Terra Cotta Army
was First Emperor Qin?
Presentations in PowerPoint format
Ancient China Clipart
to Ancient China for Kids