Fast Facts on the Terra Cotta Warriors

You never know when a trivia question will come up about the ancient warriors. It’s best to be prepared!

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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