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(Fox News)   110 new soldiers join China's 2,200-year-old terra-cotta army; this brings the total to approximately 8,000 soldiers   (foxnews.com) divider line 29
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2012-08-25 05:07:06 PM
OMG, they have terra-cotta ICBMs too!
 
2012-08-25 05:12:47 PM

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: OMG, they have terra-cotta ICBMs too!


www.kqed.org

OH NOES!
 
2012-08-25 05:16:04 PM
And America has MC Hammer to protect us from the terra cotta army. You can't touch this, China!
 
2012-08-25 05:17:34 PM
Sweet, that will generate 4 bonus soldiers per minute if they use their Wonders Of The World bonus card on it before battle!
 
2012-08-25 05:18:48 PM

Fano: Don't Tongue the Reaper!: OMG, they have terra-cotta ICBMs too!

[www.kqed.org image 500x375]

OH NOES!


That's awesome :)
 
2012-08-25 05:24:03 PM
damn they recruit em young
 
2012-08-25 05:25:45 PM

loonatic112358: damn they recruit em young


that was funnier before it left my head

i shall apologize for that
 
2012-08-25 05:38:23 PM
Centuries later, China is ruled by hardcore atheistic communists whose faith is placed in armies that number in the millions, and nuclear weapons that can blow cities off the map, but they are absolutely terrified of opening the 1st Emperor's tomb because he might get out.

I talked to a Chinese bureaucrat once about the 1st Emperor. There are some people who want to bury the whole thing under a mile of dirt and forget they ever found it.
 
2012-08-25 05:45:56 PM

Coelacanth: Centuries later, China is ruled by hardcore atheistic communists whose faith is placed in armies that number in the millions, and nuclear weapons that can blow cities off the map, but they are absolutely terrified of opening the 1st Emperor's tomb because he might get out.

I talked to a Chinese bureaucrat once about the 1st Emperor. There are some people who want to bury the whole thing under a mile of dirt and forget they ever found it.


There's also the matter of all the mercury he was buried with. Might be more of a deterrent than anything else.
 
2012-08-25 05:48:27 PM
Is it still 6 culture per turn?
 
2012-08-25 05:53:48 PM
of the ancient wonders this one is probably the coolest.
 
2012-08-25 05:57:04 PM
"Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
 
2012-08-25 06:02:41 PM
Like with most golems, they'd smash them if they weren't so good at putting out fires.
 
2012-08-25 06:09:08 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-25 06:34:28 PM
Damn, the factory is really cranking them out.
 
2012-08-25 07:01:15 PM

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: There's also the matter of all the mercury he was buried with. Might be more of a deterrent than anything else.


I'd give anything to be the guy who enters that tomb for the first time to see if there is indeed a bejeweled sarcophagus on a Chinese junk carved from a single piece of jade floating in a lake of mercury.
 
2012-08-25 07:30:17 PM

Coelacanth: Don't Tongue the Reaper!: There's also the matter of all the mercury he was buried with. Might be more of a deterrent than anything else.

I'd give anything to be the guy who enters that tomb for the first time to see if there is indeed a bejeweled sarcophagus on a Chinese junk carved from a single piece of jade floating in a lake of mercury.


Give me a respirator and I'm up for it. That would be amazing. Being able to live the "wonderful things" moment from the opening of Tut's tomb.
 
2012-08-25 07:53:04 PM

Coelacanth: Don't Tongue the Reaper!: There's also the matter of all the mercury he was buried with. Might be more of a deterrent than anything else.

I'd give anything to be the guy who enters that tomb for the first time to see if there is indeed a bejeweled sarcophagus on a Chinese junk carved from a single piece of jade floating in a lake of mercury.


*applause* You're my kind of guy/gal. I'm the "give me the datajack, I don't care if I keel over dead" type, so I understand.
 
2012-08-25 08:08:07 PM
Hair color: Terracotta blonde

rubberburner.dodonetwork.net
 
2012-08-25 10:59:28 PM
Having worked at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art during their Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit as extra security, I'm getting a kick out of this :3

/Seriously that was like the best job ever for a history nerd
 
2012-08-26 12:19:07 AM
Meh. Call me when they have over 9000.
 
2012-08-26 01:08:23 AM
What I want to know is HOW THE farkING HELL DID PEOPLE MAKE THAT LARGE OF A TERRACOTTA ARMY AND HOW LONG DID IT TAKE?!

Seriously. EIGHT THOUSAND?!

Ancient peoples never cease to astound me.
 
2012-08-26 02:44:08 AM

Tyrion's Favorite Wench: What I want to know is HOW THE farkING HELL DID PEOPLE MAKE THAT LARGE OF A TERRACOTTA ARMY AND HOW LONG DID IT TAKE?!

Seriously. EIGHT THOUSAND?!

Ancient peoples never cease to astound me.


They didn't have Twitter.
 
2012-08-26 06:27:53 AM

Tyrion's Favorite Wench: What I want to know is HOW THE farkING HELL DID PEOPLE MAKE THAT LARGE OF A TERRACOTTA ARMY AND HOW LONG DID IT TAKE?!

Seriously. EIGHT THOUSAND?!

Ancient peoples never cease to astound me.


Slavery. Gets shiat done.
 
2012-08-26 07:19:46 AM
Prosti menya, mladshiy brat!
Ya tak pred toboy vinovat.
Pyitatsya vernut' nyelzya
Togo, chto vzyala zyemlya.

Kto znayet zakon Byitiya,
Pomog byi mne nayti otvet.
Zhestoko oshibsya ya;
Ot smerti lekarstva nyet.

Milaya mama! Nyezhnaya!
Myi tak lyubili tebya.
No vse nashi silyi
Potrachenyi byili zrya.

Tebya soblaznil ya
Prekrasnoy nadezhdoy
Vernut' nash semeynyiy ochag.
Moy brat, ya vo vsem vinovat.

Nye plach', nye pechal'sya, starshiy brat!
Nye tyi odin vinovat.
Doroga u nas odna,
Iskupim vinu do dna.

Mnye nye v chem tebya upreknut'.
I ya nye obihen nichut'.
Tyazhek, nash gryekh
Khotet' byit' silneye vsekh.

Milaya mama! Nyezhnaya!
Myi tak lyubili tebya.
No vse nashi silyi
Potrachenyi byili zrya.

Ya sam soblaznilsya
Prekprasnoy nadezhdoy
Vernut' nash semeinyiy ochag.
Ya sam vo vsem vinovat.

No chto zhe nam delat', kak byit'?
Kak vse ispravit', zyabyit'?
Pyitat'sya vernut' nyel'zhya,
Togo, chto vzyala zyemlya.
 
2012-08-26 08:17:24 AM

Tyrion's Favorite Wench: What I want to know is HOW THE farkING HELL DID PEOPLE MAKE THAT LARGE OF A TERRACOTTA ARMY AND HOW LONG DID IT TAKE?!

Seriously. EIGHT THOUSAND?!

Ancient peoples never cease to astound me.


Mass production techniques helped in that regard.
 
2012-08-26 08:23:00 AM
Awesome! I'm going there day after tomorrow, so this will make the trip even cooler. :)
 
2012-08-27 06:39:47 AM
One thing I'd thought I'd mention: What if that army of terracotta warriors were supposed to keep the 1st Emperor in his tomb?
 
2012-08-27 07:49:59 PM

Coelacanth: One thing I'd thought I'd mention: What if that army of terracotta warriors were supposed to keep the 1st Emperor in his tomb?


joeguide.com

Not to worry, Sgt. Slaughter will foil them.
 
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