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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: BASSPLYR
We have Icbms.
Hi altitude, hypersonic, fields decoys, time to target anywhere on the globe, less than thirty minutes.
uh no, the terra-cotta warriors weren't decoys. they were intended to guard empereror Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife.
Why Were the Terracotta Warriors Made?
xian the terracotta warriors and horses They were modeled on Qin Shihuang's soldiers.
First Emperor Qin (/chin/), from whom China gets its name, ordered the creation of this army of terracotta statues. It was made to be buried with him, it is said:
as a show of his glory,
to remember the army that triumphed over the other Warring States to unite China, and
because it was believed that objects like statues can be animated in the afterlife, and Qin Shihuang required an after-death army.
Qin Shi Huang, founder of the Qin dynasty, ruled a unified China as its first emperor from 221-207 B.C. Among the many massive building projects he ordered during his reign was the earliest version of China’s Great Wall, which ran along the country’s northern border and was designed to protect against barbarian invasions. But Emperor Qin’s most memorable project was the massive mausoleum complex he had constructed for himself near the ancient city of Xi’an. Guarded by an army of more than 6,000 life-size terra cotta soldiers, the emperor’s tomb would remain hidden for more than 2,200 years after his death. Now, 40 years after its historic discovery, explore some surprising facts about the Terra Cotta Army.
originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: intrptr
do you have a link for these hyper sonic Russian missiles ?? 100% accuracy by whos assessment?
i know about the sunburn systems but that is antiship if i remember correctly