NOVA

Emperor's Ghost Army Preview

Explore the buried clay warriors, chariots, and bronze weapons of China’s first emperor.

About the Show

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.

Curriculum

Terracotta Army, Qin Dynasty, 210 BC

For Grades 5-12