Secrets of the Terra Cotta Soldier

It also features a special recipe from the story. Praise for Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier "Historical photos and Indiana Jones–style adventure enrich this tale of an unusual meeting between the Qin Dynasty and the 20th century.

Author: Ying Chang Compestine

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613125328

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor Qin’s tomb—and the life-size terra-cotta army created to serve and protect the emperor in the afterlife—lies hidden in the hills around them. But if Ming’s father doesn’t prove it soon, the town’s Political Officer will condemn him to the brutal labor camps. From the stories of a terra-cotta soldier who has survived through the centuries, Ming learns the history of Emperor Qin, known for building the Great Wall of China, and how and why the terra-cotta soldiers came to be. As their unlikely friendship develops, Ming experiences the mysterious tomb firsthand, braving deadly traps and witnessing the terra-cotta army in action. Most importantly, he comes to see how he can save both the terra-cotta soldiers and his father from the corrupt Political Officer and his Communist cronies. The book is illustrated with photographs of Communist Chinese village life in the 1970s, the Great Wall, and, of course, the excavated tomb with its many terra-cotta soldiers. It also features a special recipe from the story. Praise for Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier "Historical photos and Indiana Jones–style adventure enrich this tale of an unusual meeting between the Qin Dynasty and the 20th century." --Kirkus Reviews "Despite the hardships, both courageous characters work to uphold their respective duties: Shi to protect the tomb and Ming to protect the cultural legacy of China’s people. With archival art, recipes, and end notes, this title is sure to be a hit in the classroom." --Booklist

Secrets of the Terracotta Army

"Describes the archeological wonders of the Terracotta Army, including discovery, artifacts, ancient peoples, and preservation"--

Author: Michael Capek

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781476599175

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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"Describes the archeological wonders of the Terracotta Army, including discovery, artifacts, ancient peoples, and preservation"--

The Terracotta Warriors

Using his unique understanding of how and why ancient civilizations encoded this extraordinary knowledge, Cotterell decodes the emperor’s farewell message concealed in the terracotta warriors--a message that reveals the true purpose of ...

Author: Maurice Cotterell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591438793

Category: History

Page: 336

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Explains esoteric secrets of the sacred solar science encoded in the massive army of terracotta warriors that guards the tomb of Chinese emperor Ch’in Shi Huangdi • Decodes the farewell message of the first emperor of China concealed more than 2,000 years ago in the 8,000 terracotta warriors that guard his tomb • Shows the spiritual principles of this sacred solar science and its remarkable insights into heaven, hell, and the immortality of the soul • Latest book by the bestselling author of The Tutankhamun Prophecies and The Lost Tomb of Viracocha When the first emperor of unified China, Ch’in Shi Huangdi, felt his death approaching, he decreed that he be entombed within a pyramid and that his tomb be protected by an immortal army of terracotta soldiers. In 1974 archaeologists discovered the first of more than 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors, each weighing half a ton, buried circa 220 B.C.E. near this emperor’s pyramid tomb. Maurice Cotterell shows how Shi Huangdi--like the pharaoh Tutankhamun, the Mayan lord Pacal, and Viracocha in Peru--was a keeper of the sacred solar science of the ancients, a science that included a sophisticated understanding of the effect of the sun on earthly affairs, fertility rates, and personality. The keepers of this science taught that the soul was immortal and was destined to transform into star energy or be reborn on Earth, depending on an individual’s spiritual progress in his or her lifetime. Using his unique understanding of how and why ancient civilizations encoded this extraordinary knowledge, Cotterell decodes the emperor’s farewell message concealed in the terracotta warriors--a message that reveals the true purpose of life and the imperishable nature of the soul.

Substitute Ghost Hunter

I had walked in circles around this terracotta soldier a few times and was shocked
to find that this terracotta soldier is different from the other terracotta ... In addition,
the secret to opening the passageway is not with this terracotta soldier. We still ...

Author: Ye XiaoZi

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781636540917

Category: Fiction

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The same was true for terrifying humor. Different methods used to catch ghosts were the same. My name is Bao Yang, a legend with a rooster and a ghost.

Escape of the Terra Cotta Soldiers

A photograph had flown out of the Top Secret file: a head shot of the Albino with
the words “Chinese Intelligence” stamped on it. The dude quickly picked it up. “
Sorry,” I said again, handing the embassy official his file back. “Riiiight,” he said ...

Author: Nick Barry

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595897261

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

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Ethan Sparks is psyched when he lands an assignment as a photojournalist with The Young Explorer Magazine. He's covering his dad's latest archaeological dig in China. While his dad excavates a Terra-Cotta Soldier, Ethan looks for ways to keep his article exciting. But excitement finds him instead. While on a tour of the Great Wall, a sniper attempts to assassinate his father. Ethan barely catches his breath before more trouble comes his way. He encounters a wacko with bloody tear ducts who has a sinister way of controlling people. Then there's an international conspiracy with double agents who switch teams so often that Ethan has to crack a code with his friend, Chen Jun, to solve the mystery. Before he knows it, he's up to his neck in danger and he almost gets buried as deep as the Terra-Cotta Soldiers. Not even his dad or the CIA can save him now.

Hidden Army

Describes the archaeological excavation of Qin shi huang's tomb in China, which housed over two thousand life-sized terra-cotta soldiers, and explains why the emperor created this tomb and what it signified.

Author: Jane O'Connor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0448455803

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Describes the archaeological excavation of Qin shi huang's tomb in China, which housed over two thousand life-sized terra-cotta soldiers, and explains why the emperor created this tomb and what it signified.

The Secrets of Ancient Tombs

THE XIAN WARRIORS The army of terracotta soldiers situated one mile from the
foot of mount Li, where the emperor's tomb is found, has special characteristics:
there are 8,000 statues around 5 ft 10 in tall, each with a distinct head and face, ...

Author: Federico Puigdevall

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502634382

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Due to a lack of artifacts, certain aspects of ancient life remain mysterious to us. Luckily, many ancient cultures left behind treasure troves designed to stand the test of time: tombs for the most elite among them. This exciting volume reveals how archaeologists discovered the tombs of King Tutankhamen, Qin Shi Huang, the Lord of Sipán, and many more. Through full-color photographs, maps, and text that answers common questions, the book provides a comprehensive look at how these discoveries provide critical information about the lives, art, health, and religious beliefs of people who lived thousands of years ago.

Pain s Healing Secret

Archeologists have since unearthed an army of “larger than life” terra cotta
soldiers guarding his tomb. In the meantime, a rebel commoner from the Han (
sounds like “hahn”) clan fought and won many difficult battles and rose to the
rank of ...

Author: Michael Turk

Publisher: Acu Press

ISBN: 9780967552019

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Ancient History Grades 5 8

(NCSS) ❃ Students will create a travel brochure about the terracotta army for the
general public that explains the reasons for its existence. ... Information (pages
72–74); copies of Graphic Organizer (page 75); copies of Terracotta Trading
Cards (pages 76–77); ... The. Terracotta. Soldiers. Mystery #6: The Terracotta
Soldiers.

Author: Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781420630497

Category: Education

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Designed to help students think critically about mysteries in ancient history. Includes teacher lesson plans, background information, and student activities.

The Terra Cotta Army of Emperor Qin

Describes the discovery of the great clay army buried near China's Emperor Qin's tomb

Author: Caroline Evensen Lazo

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: UVA:X002311522

Category: Shaanxi Sheng (China)

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Describes the discovery of the great clay army buried near China's Emperor Qin's tomb

Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx

He was greeted by the first of what would become a seemingly endless row of
terra - cotta soldiers lining the sides of the tunnel , standing at the ready , their
faces frozen forever in menace . Their eyes were polished stones of blue , red ,
and ...

Author: Max McCoy

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553561979

Category: Fiction

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With a woman searching for her magician husband and a diabolical Japanese spymaster hot on his trail, Indiana Jones embarks on an adventure of peril, magic, and mystery through the war-ravaged Orient to find the Omega Book--an ancient artifact that can change the fate of the world. Original.

China Land of the Emperor s Great Wall

The Terra-Cotta Soldiers In 210 BC, Qin Shihuangdi was far away © from the
capital, inspecting his empire. Suddenly he got sick and died. His officials worried
that news of his death might start ! a revolt. They decided to keep it a secret.

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385386371

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King, they had lots of questions. Who was the Dragon King? How did he build the Great Wall? What is Chinese New Year? What are some other Chinese traditions? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about Chinese history and culture. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Distant Secrets

The troop of life - size terra cotta soldiers ( below ) is part of the 6,000 - man army
that guards the Emperor Ch'in's tomb , which was rediscovered in 1974 after a
2,000year - long search . No two of the faces of the figures are exactly alike ...

Author: Ronald Schiller

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 042512942X

Category: History

Page: 258

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Discusses cave paintings, the emergence of modern man, the first people to inhabit America, and archaeological sites in Thailand, Egypt, Mexico, Turkey, and China

The 13 Secrets of Power Performance

some of the secrets of power performance and made them their own . ... Make
these secrets yours and they will send you to the front ranks of top performers ! ...
I ' ve sat with the rare mountain gorillas of Zaire , and the terra - cotta soldiers of ...

Author: Roger Dawson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct

ISBN: 0131230352

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

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Based on his work and interviews with hundreds of the world's most successful people, internationally recognized speaker and trainer Roger Dawson reveals the 13 secrets that he has discovered to be the common denominators for high achievement.

The Chinese Emperor s New Clothes

Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones.

Author: Ying Chang Compestine

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683351047

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make “magical” new clothes for him. Anyone who is honest, the young emperor explains, will see the clothes’ true splendor, but anyone who is dishonest will see only burlap sacks. The emperor dons a burlap sack, and the ministers can’t help but fall for his cunning trick.

Mysteries of Mankind

O . LOUIS MAZZATENTA , NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STAFF TERRA - COTTA
SOLDIERS AND HORSES IN PIT NO . 1 , LINTONG , XI ' AN , CHINA
MYSTERIES OF MANKIND Earth ' s Unexplained Landmarks Prepared by.

Author:

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: UOM:49015001363424

Category: Earthworks (Archaeology)

Page: 200

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Looks at ancient ruins, including Aztec temples, the Easter Island statues, Stonehenge, American Indian medicine wheels, the Nazca lines, and Great Zimbabwe

The Terracotta Army

" - John Man, The Terracotta Army: China''s First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation China has always fascinated outsiders, much in the same way that distant light fascinates someone looking down a dark road.

Author: Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1542465184

Category: Antiquities

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*Includes pictures *Includes ancient accounts of the emperor''s reign and description of his tomb *Describes how the Terracotta Army was designed and created *Includes a bibliography for further reading "The terracotta army was a one-off creation, original in both concept and execution, unmentioned in any source, no sooner buried than destroyed and forgotten. ... Why so realistic? Why this many? Why full-size? Why clay? ... The initial inspiration was the need to duplicate a new force, of which the main element was infantry, conscripted from the emperor''s newly acquired masses of peasants, and protected not with custom-made armor but with scales of leather and simple, standardized weapons. It was the combination of archers, infantry and charioteers, this particular balance between officers and men, that had enabled the First Emperor to unify the nation." - John Man, The Terracotta Army: China''s First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation China has always fascinated outsiders, much in the same way that distant light fascinates someone looking down a dark road. It is both familiar and mysterious, ancient and new, and fully understanding it seems to always remain just out of reach. From the Great Wall to the ancient teachings of Confucius, China''s natural and man-made wonders have been topics of interest among Westerners since the Middle Ages and the pursuit of trade routes both by land and sea, amazing Marco Polo and 19th century British expeditions in similar ways despite the passage of several centuries between them. For these reasons, it comes as little surprise that people across the world were excited when it was revealed in 1974 that archaeologists had uncovered a new and amazing find: an underground army consisting of thousands of clay soldiers, still standing at their posts despite being over 2,000 years old. In addition to the remarkable feats of craftsmanship and the almost unimaginable size and scale of the Terracotta Army, the sculpted statues seemed to bear testimony of something that modern people could not quite wrap their minds around, representing a time when China was born almost 200 years before Christ. The hope for many was that this remarkable army could reveal the secrets of China''s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, a man who united seven warring tribes into one of the most powerful nations on earth. Even as research continues 40 years after the initial find, some of the facts about the Terracotta Army are staggering. It''s estimated that the army consists of 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots, and hundreds of horses and cavalry, all of which were sculpted on a mass scale by various factories but were subsequently molded to feature their own unique appearances separate of one another. As if that wasn''t enough, there are also terracotta sculptures of acrobats, servants, and musicians, and the sculptures were painted (though most of the paint has faded away over time). This impressive horde of funerary art was buried with Qin Shi Huang to serve him in the afterlife, much the same way Egyptian pyramids were constructed for pharaohs. While the sculptures comprising the Terracotta Army are impressive as a work of art, they have indeed proven to be an invaluable historical source as well. Thanks to collections of weapons buried with the sculptures, as well as the shapes and sizes of the various military equipment, historians can get a sense of what Qin Shi Huang had at his disposal when he fought battles, and the Terracotta Army itself is even organized based on military rank, allowing historians a chance to understand ancient Chinese military formations. The Terracotta Army: The History of Ancient China''s Famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses chronicles the history of the Chinese emperor who commissioned them and a description of the famous funerary art. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Terracotta Army like never before.

The Tomb of China s First Emperor

Beautifully vivid photographs complement the intriguing text, while a timeline aids in summarizing key historical details."

Author: Enzo George

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781538206515

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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"The tomb of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, is guarded by an army of more than 6,000 life-size terracotta warriors. Doubtless many untold treasures and secrets are sealed in the unopened burial chamber, and perhaps a deadly river of mercury, too. Young archaeologists will delight in learning about this famous ruler and his quest for eternal life. They'll find out how the latest technology is being used to reveal more about the tomb's contents while preserving its artifacts. Beautifully vivid photographs complement the intriguing text, while a timeline aids in summarizing key historical details."

Mysteries of the Ancients

In China we marvel at the underground army of terra - cotta soldiers that guarded
the tomb of the First Emperor of China ; at Giza we wonder at the construction of
the pyramids by the ancient Egyptians ; and in what is modern - day Bulgaria we
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 0895775298

Category: Fiction

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Discusses unsolved mysteries left by ancient civilizations including the stone figures on Easter Island, the city built by unknown people on a Bolivian mountain top, and the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

China

The mound is 40 metres high and at the bottom measures about 480 by 550
metres. Frankly, there's not a lot to see at the Tomb of Qin Shihuang itself, since
the site hasn't been excavated yet. You can climb the stone Terracotta soldiers
steps ...

Author: Michael Buckley

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 0864422075

Category: Travel

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Thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date information available. With enthusiasm, wit, and a wealth of experience the authors go beyond the regular tourist routes and capture the diversity of China. "The best book for the nuts and bolts of independent travel in China".--San Francisco Examiner. Color photos.