The Terracotta Army: history of a legendary army

On 29 March 1974, a group of farmers who were digging a water well just outside the city of Xi’an found about two meters deep a terracotta soldier the size of a real man, who seemed ready to fight, along with arrowheads and spears. That statue was the first of thousands of others, an entire army, a faithful replica of the army that had allowed the great conqueror Qin Shi Huang to unify China. Until then it was thought that his mausoleum was lost forever, but the unexpected discovery of…

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#TodayInHistory – March 7

March 7 – Some Important Events on this day 161 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire 321 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire 1530 👉🏼 English King Henry VIII’s divorce request is denied by the Pope 1778 👉🏼 Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast at Yaquina Bay 1814 👉🏼 Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of…

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