Fast Fact Monday

Our teacher challenge is just beginning. Use the fast facts platform as a way to showcase your students. We will feature as many schools as possible and show off your interesting facts. This week, though, pay attention to our facts, so that you can see what we are looking for.

1.) The terra cotta warriors were equipped with bronze swords, daggers, axes, crossbows and bows.
2.) Some weapons still bear inscriptions of the name of the workshop, the manufacturer, his assistants, a production number, and the date of production.
3.) High ranking officers wore a double-layered tunic under a tiled armor apron, while middle-ranking officers wore armor of overlapping rectangular plaques, joined with cords and rivets.
4.) Stone armor copied iron or leather armor and was thought to serve as protection in the afterlife.
5.) The Chinese historian Sima Qian wrote that the First Emperor’s tomb contained a map of his territory made from mercury.

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One Response to “Fast Fact Monday”

  1. There is so much fantastic history behind the warriors. I’ve only recently written an article listing ten of the most interesting facts about the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World.

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