From the Archive: Terra Cotta Warriors, China

Terra Cotta Warriors, China. ©

Terra Cotta Warriors, China. ©

China’s first emperor - Qin Shi Huang Di - decided it would be a good idea to build himself an army, to accompany him in the eternal after life. The result?

The incredible Terra Cotta Warriors.

Hailed as one of the great archaeological finds, the story of the Terra Cotta Warriors is really a must read. As for actually seeing the Terra Cotta Warriors, it really is mind blowing to stand back and consider that a person had the power and money to build such an army.

Learn more about the Terra Cotta Warriors via the Smithsonian