288 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 25 cm
9780306817441 0306817446 9780306818400 9780786732067
The terra cotta army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries ever made. Over eight thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China--and each figure is individually carved, perhaps representing real members of the emperor's army. Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experience in China, John Man tells the fascinating story of how and why these astonishing figures were created in the third century BC. In doing so, he gives a vivid account of early China and the formation of its unique culture.--From publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-280) and index.