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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:01 am    Post subject: Qin Chinese

I am beyond excited that this exhibit is opening in Seattle next month. I will be going at least once, probably more than once:

https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/terracotta-warriors/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:56 pm    Post subject: terracotta warriors

I am very jealous - but unlikely I will make it to Seattle to see this - bring photos to Historicon please
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:35 am    Post subject: Re: terracotta warriors

lilroblis wrote:
I am very jealous - but unlikely I will make it to Seattle to see this - bring photos to Historicon please


I believe the exhibit is on an extended North American tour. I'm not sure what other cities are included.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:43 pm    Post subject:

Only other city appears to be Philadelphia...Fall 2017 (September 30th on, the Franklin Institute).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:10 am    Post subject:

I remember when they found it....
I was super interested.....
Some of you might think that I, of advanced age, was present when the army was buried. I was not......
Just to keep the story straight.....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:19 am    Post subject:

I happened to catch this "docu drama" when it was originally broadcast. it was both entertaining and informative. Not sure how one would track it down for viewing now:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0775471/?ref_=nv_sr_2

A few tidbits:
* Speculation is that the Terra Cotta Army was to protect the emperor in the realm of the dead because he had made -- and vanquished -- so many enemies in life.
* Much of the site has not been excavated, because the Chinese do not want to expose to air and decay things we may not yet know how to preserve.
* Speculation is that among the buried rooms is one about the size of a hockey rink filled with a precious metal and jewel-encrusted scale map of China, where the bodies of water are represented by liquid mercury. If so, this would represent a signifiant portion of the world's known mercury reserves.

Fascinating story, fascinating time in history. China has changed so much... and yet so little.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:16 am    Post subject:

And sadly I was never able to make a Qin list work...something there, but not quite enough.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:33 am    Post subject:

Frank Gilson wrote:
And sadly I was never able to make a Qin list work...something there, but not quite enough.


Well, Shang is to Qin as Feudal French is to Medieval French. So I'm perfectly happy to play Shang as representative of the period that culminates in the Terra Cotta Army.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:18 am    Post subject:

Your Shang are quite different from Qin...a detailed discussion of Shang post-Historicon would be great, even though you've posted AARs before.
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