Flashcards in China Deck (8)
Who was the first emperor of China?
Qin Shi Huangdi.
How did the Qin respond to the scholars suggesting older methods of rule?
They burned their books and buried them alive.
What were the two major projects that Qin Shi Huangdi worked on?
The Great Wall of China and his Mausoleum.
How many terracotta warriors do experts think are in the Mausoleum?
About 8000 warriors.
In what condition were the terracotta warriors found in?
Decent condition. The paint had faded away however and the wooden objects had rotted away.
What was Qin Shi Huangdi obsessed with?
Finding the elixir for life so he could live forever.
When did Qin Shi Huangdi die and why?
Around 210 BCE due to mercury poisoning.