|Yangling Mausoleum of Han Dinasty - CHINA|
Friday, September 27, 2013
Yangling Mausoleum, Shaanxi - CHINA
When I first look into this card, I thought it was a picture of the figures in the mausoleum of the first Qin emperro, but unlike those famous terra cotta statues, those are smaller and instead of only representing warriors, they try to recriate all the society of that era, with civilians, women and children and even objects and utensils. This is not a UNESCO site (or even tentative), but it's a very interesting postcard from a place I've never heard before. Thanks you very much Ruby. This postcard took 14 days to arrive!
Emperor Jing, named Liu Qi (188-141), was the fourth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty. The Yangling Mausoleum (Hanyangling) is located at Zhangjiawan Village, Shaanxi Province. It is a joint tomb of Liu Qi, a notable emperor of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24AD), and his empress, Empress Wang. During excavations, archeologists found thousands of articles include the painted pottery figures, weapons and utensils, which fully represent the army life in the Han Dynasty.