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The Terracotta Warriors and Tiananmen Square: how to bury a people

It’s the artists I keep thinking about. There at least 6000 terracotta warrior sculptures, perhaps many more (their burial site hasn’t been fully excavated.)¬† These warriors were created during the Qin dynasty, 2200 years ago, when China was sparsely populated.¬† So how did the emperor Qin Shi Huang find and mobilize so many artists in […]