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Emperor's ghost army [electronic resource].

Bremner, Ian. (Producer, Director). Khoo, Su-Mae. (Producer). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Directed by Ian Bremner. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States]: PBS , 2014.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Ian Bremner.
Participant or Performer Note: Eric Meyers.
Summary, etc.: In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to serve China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2,200 years, this clay army, 8,000-strong, stands poised to help the First Emperor rule again beyond the grave. Now, a new archaeological campaign is probing the thousands of figures entombed in the mausoleum. With exclusive access to pioneering research, Emperor's Ghost Army reveals how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers including lethal crossbows engineered with astonishing precision. NOVA tests the power of these weapons with high-action experiments and reports on revolutionary 3D computer modeling techniques that are revealing new insights into how the clay figures were made. The program reveals the secrets of one of archaeology's greatest discoveries and brings to life the startlingly sophisticated world of Qin's legendary empire.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Qin shi huang, Emperor of China, 259 B.C.-210 B.C. > Tomb.
Terra-cotta sculpture, Chinese > Qin-Han dynasties, 221 B.C.-220 A.D.
Shaanxi Sheng (China) > Antiquities.
Excavations (Archaeology) > China > Shaanxi Sheng.
Genre: Documentary television programs.

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