Fast Fact Monday

Quick quiz: How many foreman were in charge of the teams constructing the army?

Answer: 87.

To learn more interesting fast facts, read on.

1. Each statue bears an inscription of one of the 87 foremen in charge of the teams constructing the army.
2. The First Emperor survived several assassination attempts.
3. About 1,500 craftsmen worked to create the warriors.
4. Some of the swords and the tips of arrowheads are still razor sharp today.
5. Very few records have survived from the Qin dynasty so scholars must rely on a description written about 100 years later by Sima Qian, the official historian of the Han dynasty.

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