The incredible history of China's terracotta warriors - Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen

Video

Emily Mark
by TED-Ed
published on 13 March 2016

This is a very good video on the Terracotta Warriors of China from the Qin Dynasty. It is less than five minutes long but provides a very thorough history lesson on who Shi Huangti was, why he had the terracotta army built, and how the tomb was laid out. As often is the case, the video presents Shi Huangti as more respectable than he was and implies that he built the Great Wall of China as it is seen today (which he did not). Very useful video for a school report and among the best aspects is that the Chinese names are pronounced correctly.

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-incredible-history-of-china-s-terracotta-warriors-megan-campisi-and-pen-pen-chen

In 1974, farmers digging a well near their small village stumbled upon one of the most important finds in archaeological history – vast underground chambers surrounding a Chinese emperor’s tomb that contained more than 8,000 life-size clay soldiers ready for battle. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen shares the fascinating history of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

Lesson by Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen, animation by Zedem Media.

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