The Terracotta Warriors
Legend has it that in 206BC the first Emperor of Unified
China, Ch'in Shi
In 1974, archaeologists discovered the first of more than 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors buried near the pyramid tomb of Ch'in Shi Huangdi, confirming that the legend was more than myth. But why were the massive soldiers, each weighing more than half a tonne, buried there at all? Was it simply to guard the Emperor in the afterlife?
With his knowledge of how and why the ancients encoded information into their treasures, super-sleuth engineer and scientist Maurice Cotterell decodes the long-lost secrets of China's terracotta army to reveal the farewell message of the first Emperor - the remarkable secrets of heaven, hell and immortality.