Saturday, November 21, 2015

The incredible history of China's terracotta warriors (TED-Ed video)

The Terracotta Army is a part of a massive burial tomb built for Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China.


Task 1

Watch the video and answer the following questions.
  1. When was the terracotta army discovered?
  2. How many clay soldiers were found in the underground chambers surrounding the emperor's tomb?
  3. How old was Ying Zheng when he came to power?
  4. How did he become the first emperor of China?
  5. How many years did he reign over China?
  6. What were his most important accomplishments?
  7. Why did he spend his last years searching for the elixir of life?
  8. Besides the terracotta soldiers, what other figurines were found in the underground necropolis?
  9. How many laborers worked on the project according to archaeologists?
  10. What features make each statue unique? 
  11. Why hasn't the emperor's tomb been excavated yet?
  12. What is the emperor's tomb thought to contain? 

Task 2

Task 3



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