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13. Terracotta Army


Terracotta Army bīngmǎyǒng 兵马俑   



This stamp was issued in 1990 in a set of two stamps celebrating the 10th anniversary of the discovery of bronze chariots in Emperor Qin Shi Huang's tomb. 



The literal translation for the terracotta army is 'soldier and horse figures buried with the dead'. The character for horse has changed over time from a simple picture of a horse. 

     

Suggested activities:

  • Find out about the Emperor Qin and the terracotta army. 

Next page is about Mount Gongga