Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordful Wednesday - Ten Hut!

Here is another shameless use of Katya's photos from her trip to China. These Chinese Terracotta Warriors were built and buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang, circa 210 BC. There are approximately 8,000 warriors, horses, chariots, acrobats, officials, and strongmen. Their purpose was to help Qin rule another empire in the afterlife. No two warriors are alike. The warriors were discovered by farmers while drilling for water in 1974. Excavation started almost immediately and is still ongoing. All that has been excavated so far is housed indoors for environmental purposes and part of it is open to the public as a museum.

Each Wednesday, Angie at Seven Clown Circus hosts this photo meme for us to post pictures that need little words. I felt a little background would be interesting, so I used more than a few words, sorry! To see many other great pictures (with not nearly as many words as me), please click on the logo below and prepare for some wonderful photos!

Happy Hump Day!


Jeanie said...

I have heard about the Terracotta Warriors and find them fascinating. China has such a deep history. Thanks for sharing the picture and this bit of history.

Hen Jen said...

awesome photo! We were able to see some of these on exhibit at our local museum, but wow, to see so many in person-what a great experience!

I love the name of your blog, I'm a big time procrastinator...!

Diane J. said...

That is an awesome photo!

Mrs4444 said...

That's fascinating. I learned about similar burial practices of the ancient Greeks this year, in 6th grade social studies. It's amusing to me that we don't pay attention to this stuff until we are grown!