Charlie Walk through Ancient china

Emperor Qin

Emperor Qin

Emperor Qin Shi Huang ruled china in 221 B.C., because emperor Qin was organized, he ran his dynasty in complete control and he could use that control to make changes that he thought China needed. Anybody who disagreed with his ways would punish them very harshly, and if you suggested a different way to do something to him, he would put you to death.

The Great Wall of China

Around 206 B.C. Emperor Qin, the ruler of China, demanded soldiers and men to connect already existing wall together to form a wall that is more than 5,000 miles long, 30 feet wide, and 50 feet high. The emperor originally had 300,000 soldiers work to connect the wall.

After Emperor Qin got overthrown of his place as China’s emperor, the next emperor continued the work of Qin and more than 500,000 other men also helped. The soldiers that worked on the wall were not paid and they were not given enough food, also, many of the workers died from disease, exhaustion and falling rocks.

Highlighted is Northern China

The Great Wall of China played a very important role in Ancient China's history because the wall surrounded Northern China and protected China's civilization from outside invaders.

The Terracotta Army

The terracotta army also had an important role in Ancient China. Before the warriors were sculpted into clay, people have said that the army of warriors protected China's civilization on the wall or near the wall.

After the terracotta army protected and fought for China, they were sculpted and placed underground to protect Emperor Qin's tomb.

Inventions and Myths

Crossbow

The crossbow was invented and used in Ancient China during the Zhou dynasty around the 700 B.C. It consisted of a horizontally mounted bow, with a stock and trigger mechanism, the Chinese crossbows had a range up to 650 feet, and the crossbow had a firing mechanism that was so complicated that it would have been almost impossible for an enemy to understand how the weapon worked, this reduced the chance that the crossbow could be remade by the enemies.

Chinese Dragon

The Chinese dragon symbolized having control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck.

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Created with images by karl-ferdinand - "china xian grave keeper"

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