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1 Legends of Qin Shi Huang First emperor; unified ancient China

2 Ying Zheng --- Name given before he succeeded his throne 259 B.C B.C. Accomplishments include building of the Great Wall, unifying China, and the life-sized Terracotta Warriors and horses An aggressive leader and a man filled with ambitions

3 The Great Wall Click on the link for a 360 view of the Great Wall Click on the link for a 360 view of the Great Wall It was 5,000 km long (3,106.9 miles), and was later repaired and extended further during the Ming Dynasty It was built to protect the northern border of China and stopped the invaders from entering Qin’s empire It took 750,000 men and several years to complete this enormous project

4 Story behind the Great Wall Meng Jiangnu A heart-breaking story has been passed from generation to generation about her and her beloved one whom was drafted to build the Great Wall. Click on the link to read the full story china/mengjiangnu.htm

5 兵馬俑 - Terracotta warrior in traditional Chinese 兵马俑 - Terracotta warrior in simplified Chinese They were buried along with Qin Shi Huang after his death.The purpose was to help him rule another kingdom in the afterlife. They consist of 6,000 life-size soldiers, horses, and chariots lined up facing east and ready to fight for their emperor.

6 They were made in local clay 2,000 years ago; each warrior was carved individually and no face was the same. Many of them belonged to minority groups, which signified that Qin Shi Huang unified China.


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