Don't Tongue the Reaper!: OMG, they have terra-cotta ICBMs too!
Fano: Don't Tongue the Reaper!: OMG, they have terra-cotta ICBMs too![www.kqed.org image 500x375]OH NOES!
loonatic112358: damn they recruit em young
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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