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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China Exhibit at Cincinnati Art Museum Part Two

Not Sponsored: Hey Everybody! This is Part Two of the Terracotta Army: Legacy of The First Emperor of China Exhibit I saw at Cincinnati Art Museum. You can view Part One here. Today, I want to continue telling you the story of The First Emperor and showing you the figures that were in the exhibit. They were truly amazing to see. Enjoy!

So, the mound you see below is where The First Emperor is buried. It's city-size! They've never unearthed him, because it is riddled with booby traps and filled with toxic amounts of Mercury (he thought it was the elixir of life). There were a number of pits surrounding it. In several of those pits were his Terracotta Army he felt he needed in his next life. They were made life-size! They are dimensional! They are detailed! At one time, they were colorfully painted. They held REAL swords and bows and arrows (many were looted). I read there were 30 face molds, but features were changed to mimic his real army. Remember, all of this happened in BC. So it is actually amazing. Another thing I found interesting, were their hairstyles. They referred to them as top knots! So top knot hairstyles, that became "the thing" a couple of years ago, go way back to BC. See, everything comes full circle. You can actually see them at the Emperor QinShihuang Mausoleum Site Museum in Xiang, China. I can only imagine how breathtaking it is to see them in China.

Below is an actual helmet and armor used during that time. Also a picture of a sword. Weapons were actually attached to the Terracotta Army sculptures, but many of the weapons were stolen (looters).

Below is a picture of the real Chariot No. 1 with Horses located in China. A REPLICA of Chariot No. 1 with Horses was on display at the exhibit. The real one is too fragile to transport from China. It's just amazing how the First Emperor of China had all of these things made FULL SIZE and BURIED near him. He truly felt he needed them in his afterlife. We know Egyptians felt the same way, but this seemed to be on a much larger scale. In part three, I will show you smaller artifacts that were found.

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