Oohh...I'm so going to check this out!! China's First Emperor, the boy king who united the country in 221 BC and began construction of the first Great wall, was not only obsessed with building but also a fanatic about death. To enforce his rule over the afterlife, he built a standing army of 7,000 soldiers. This terra cotta army of soldiers, servants, musicians, acrobats, and animals silently remained underground for two thousand years and it wasn't until 1974, when Chinese farmers digging a well made the startling discovery of a terra cotta head. Check it out here!
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  • ooo - thanks for the pics. i guess i need to go to see a statue of my husband. :)
  • thats pretty awesome! I still need to go!! =)
  • We went last week! The exhibit was small but mammoth, considering the fact that this was the largest collection of Terra Cotta Soldiers outside of China and it was in OC!

    D thought this one looked a lot like sAm. He was so excited!
  • for sure. I'll bring the turkey. You bring the indians.
  • This is on my calendar as well!
    Let's coordinate a pilgrimage.
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