Wednesday, May 12, 2010

" Qin dynasty "


The "Qin" Dynasty was the ruling Chinese dynasty between 221 and 206 BC.
It derived its name from Qin, which in modern-day is called Shaanxi or better known as
Xian province.
Emperor Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇帝) meaning "First Emperor of the Qin" was the ruler during this era. He was considered to be a ruthless, selfish, devious and paranoid king, but eventually made a lot of contribution to Chinese history.
It was in this dynasty that the Great wall of China was built and the Terracotta Army
was made to protect the emperor from harm.

my ABC entry
my Wordless entry


  1. ~amazing sight...thank you for sharing...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  2. Wonderful image! Thank you for sharing on the pretty WW. I recently TAed a course in Chinese art history, and I think this tomb was one that the students could really get into. I have see the terracotta soldiers in museums, but I have not actually visited the site (my focus is Japanese art). You make me want to hop in a plane!

  3. Nice image of the terra cotta army. I wish I had a chance to make it out to Xi'an during one of my visits to China last year.

  4. Nice shot of the terra cotta army. I would love to have been there when they were first excavated. Think of the excitement as each one appeared!

  5. An interesting shot for ABC.

    On behalf of the ABC Wed. team, thanks for participating.

  6. Incredible work, and a good shot of it.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  7. You captured this very well. This is one place I really wanted to see as well.

    OMG, too many places to visit, so little money earned and saved :(

  8. What an amazing shot! Beautiful image!

  9. Terrific Q. Fascinating narrative and stellar photo.

  10. perfect focusing....congrats.

  11. A wonderful shot! When I was there, photos were not allowed, but of course everybody (incl. me) took photos anyhow! Still the same?


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