Who made the terracotta warriors?
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He is best remembered for his construction of the Great Wall of China, which stretches for 2,250 km across the north of China.
It was built to prevent raids from nomadic people in the north. When the emperor died, a huge tomb was built to hold his body. It was filled with a guardian army of thousands of life-sized terracotta (pottery) warriors. After the emperor's death the Qin empire broke up into a series of smaller states.
The world was astonished when Chinese archaeologists began to uncover a huge army of life-sized warriors around the tomb of the emperor Shi Huangdi. Each figure was individually modelled.
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