These 200 Terracotta Warriors stand watch at Troy University, and you're invited to visit!
We’ve got lots of cool stuff in Central Alabama. There are 100-year-old hot dog restaurants, exotic animal sanctuaries, abandoned movie sets and so much more. It’s all just a small part of what makes our little slice of the Yellowhammer State so special. So, it should come as no surprise that we look to Troy, AL for our most recent adventure. Not long ago, we took a trip up Troy University to see their replica Terracotta Warriors.
Read on to find out more, and be sure to check out the video up above!
Troy’s Terracotta Warriors are life-size recreations of what you’d find in Xi’an, China. The originals are part of a tomb originally crafted for Emperor Qin Shi Huang. He was one of the most famed Chinese emperors, responsible for bringing China out of its Warring States Period. So, it goes without saying that the guy was and is exceptionally important in Chinese culture.
The guy was one of the masterminds behind the Great Wall of China – no small feat!
He was buried with more than 8,000 Terracotta Warriors of all kinds. There were standard troops, cavalry, chariots, and more. He wanted to preserve his army in the afterlife so that his kingdom could reign supreme for all-time.
If you ask us, that’s a little extra, but OK.
Troy University has 200 replicas that you can go see at no cost. There’s even an accompanying exhibit built by students that features facts and information about the Terracotta Warriors. It’s made to give you the feeling that you’d get if you were standing in the exhibit in Xi’an.
Plus, it’s dark and well-air-conditioned – a live-saver in this summer heat.
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