China’s Terracotta Warriors

May 9, 2011 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Watch Secrets of the Dead: China’s Terracotta Warriors at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 on Wisconsin Public Television.

It has always amazed me to look back at some of the things that have been created throughout history as tombs. Nowadays we keep it simple with graveyards and fairly standard tombstones. I can’t imagine living in a time when an entire society would dedicate so much time and effort to preparing a place to lay their leader to rest, or rather an army to protect them in the afterlife. I have to say, I’m much happier living during the present day where I can use my time as I wish instead of working day and night so that one man can have a lavish burial based on some obscure idea of divine right.

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