See stills and images of individuals featured in China’s Terracotta Warriors.
Very interesting program. I have visited the Terracotta Warriors display in Xian four times. My first visit was in February, 1994.
What I noticed was shocking. The statue of the kneeling archer showed the tread pattern on his right foot, If I remember correctly. The heal of the boot to the ball of the foot was raised. The tread pattern showed UNEQUAL WEAR!
Now consider that Qin Shi Huangdi buried alive 450 of his top aids with him, and the fact that he built the Great Wall with over 200,000 soldiers (many of those who died were buried in the wall). Consider also that he had 700,000 slaves building his underground city complete with palaces. Consider that each statue is unique.
All of this leads me to believe that each statue represents one individual real life warrior. In other words, an individual warrior was sacrificed as the living mold of each statue.
The statistics listed above were from the museum tour guide (Chinese) while I was there.
I am surprised that this alternate solution was not considered.
John K Strode, 530-275-9780 & firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments, please, Thank you! 2011-05-04
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