The First Emperor of China by Arthur Cotterell

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The First Emperor of China

The Greatest Archeological Find of Our Time

by Arthur Cotterell

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981 [First Edition], ISBN 0030598893, colour photographic plates, colour and black and white photographs, illustrated end-papers, illustrated frontispiece, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, price-clipped dust-jacket shows a little edge dn shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners, minor creasing to edges (see photographs)

"The most spectacular excavation of modern archeology, the discovery of the tomb of the first Emperor of China, aroused an excitement that even exceeded the extraordinary sensation caused by Tutankhamen.  the site on Mount Li in the northern province of Shensi was unearthed in 1974, revealing rows upon rows of over 7,000 life-size terracotta infantry, crossbowmen, chariots and cavalry, an army guarding the First Emperor's tomb in strict battle formation."

 


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