The First Emperor of China - Arthur Cotterell

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Used Very Good Plus Paperback (large format)Dimensions - 187 x 244 x 15mmPublication Date: 1986 The First Emperor of China - Arthur CotterellThe Greatest Tomb Find Of Our Time Undoubtedly the most spectacular tomb find in the history of modern archaeology was made in 1974 at Mount Li in the...
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Paperback (large format)
Dimensions - 187 x 244 x 15mm
Publication Date: 1986

The First Emperor of China - Arthur Cotterell
The Greatest Tomb Find Of Our Time

Undoubtedly the most spectacular tomb find in the history of modern archaeology was made in 1974 at Mount Li in the northern Chinese province of Shensi. The fantastic discovery, surpassing even the Tutankhamun finds, revealed a buried army of over 7,000 life-size terracotta soldiers guarding the grave mound of Ch'in Shih-huang-ti, First Emperor of China, Builder of the Great Wall and Burner of the Books. Excavation of his tomb has so far uncovered rows upon rows of infantry, crossbowmen, chariots and cavalry lined up in battle formation - an army so massive that over 700,000 labourers were needed to construct it.

Arthur Cotterell visited the tomb and the ruins of the Ch' in imperial capital as an official guest of the Chinese authorities and had both the privilege of a first-hand view of the great excavation in progress and the rare chance to explore this intriguing, little-known period of history and the enigmatic figure of the First Emperor himself. 

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