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Terracotta Warriors

If I had known that pictures were permitted, I would have brought my better camera! Since the emperor had faithful representations of his warriors, can we hope one day to discover the lair of his concubines as well?
Day 33: Xi 'an Terracotta Warriors

March 29th 2018
Our guide “Cathy” or Kai, with driver Mr. Ma, arrived promptly at 9.00 and we set out to see the terracotta warriors, about 35km out of town. On the way, Cathy gave us fairly detailed background information, and was also able to identify the board game that Kevin had purchased as being Chinese Chess; now we need to obtain the rules! On the way we stopped at the local equivalent of Edin ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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