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... Huang, the first Emperor of China. The Warriors are a form of funerary art buried with the emperor and whose sole purpose was to to protect the emperor in his afterlife. Chards of terracotta were discovered by six farmers who were digging a well In 1974. One farmer had been in the military and recognized the possible significance of the discovery and took their findings to the government. That was the start of the most important archeological find of the 20th century. ...
... it after the fall of Qin dynasty, but were unable to locate the entrance.They did find the entrance to the three huge pits containing the warriors, horses, etc and broke in after the fall of the dynasty and broke many of the statues to pieces and set fire to the wood roof timbers causing the roof to collapse and dirt to fall onto the statues and break them further. It is now a painstaking restoration process, piece by piece, for the ...
... there. 4-28-13 Short hop to Hong Kong. The China Eastern flight was delayed as usual, but we were only an hour late this time. Back in Hong Kong for our final night in Asia. We're arrived at about 6 pm, too tired to do much but eat and sleep. HM found a little restaurant near the hotel, where we sampled some typical Hong Kong food. We ate selected meats, fish soup and boiled fish (carp). To bed early to catch an 8:30 shuttle back to the ...
... not filtered in any way, and the nasty stuff is the really small particles, so I figure they will be present inside and out, albeit in hopefully less concentration inside.
Have a look at www.aqicn.info it makes sobering reading.....The index goes up to 500, with 300-500 severely polluted, and <100 no health implications. Our readings last week were in the high 800's - way off the chart! As I write, it is 223, only moderately polluted, and ...
... was a great time and a tremendous learning experience. The walk home was certainly more lively than the ...