|Drum Tower in Xi'an|
We travel to Xi'an in Shaanxi Province, 2.5 hour flight northwest of Shanghai, to visit the warriors, ride bikes around the City Walls,
|Where's Jeanie? |
Xi'an City Walls built in 1370
|Jeanie in front of Xi'an City Wall|
|Ken at the the wall|
90 minutes to bike around it
narrow lanes of food and shops
|In a building the size of an aircraft hanger, |
6,000 life-size warriors are contained, 2,000 are displayed
Xi'an's terracotta warriors are called the 8th Wonder of the World. This is one of the most famous archaeological finds in the world. And the amazing thing is that this 200-year- before-Christ-army-of -warriors was only discovered in 1974 by some farmers who were trying to dig a well!
|No two faces are alike|
|Archaeologists are still uncovering pieces|
|Warriors created to guard|
Emperor Qin's tomb
Emperor Qin had the warriors, horses and chariots created as he probably believed that was going to rule in death as he did in life. (He died in 210 B.C.) The First Emperor Qin ruled for 36 years, and although he unified China and created an efficient government: standardized measurements, money, and built about 4,000 miles of roads and canals, he enslaved thousands of people.
|Horses, and 35 wooden chariots were found|
chariots have since disintegrated
|These bronze horses and chariot were discovered 20 meters west of Emperor Qin's tomb|
"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the Lord our God." Psalm 20:7
Next Up: Colorful Jiuzhaigou.