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Glimpse of Emperor's Tomb  
   

Glimpse of Emperor's Tomb

Our only glimpse; the tomb is said to extend 60 metres below ground and 60 metres above as originally built, and to be protected by devilish Indiana Jones booby traps (based largely upon poisonous mercury). As yet it awaits excavation.
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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