Were the Terracotta Warriors inspired by Ancient Greek art?

Published on December 23rd, 2013 | by Admin

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A professor from the University of London believes that Greek Art was the inspiration for China’s famous Terracotta Warriors.

Nickel’s evidence includes newly translated ancient records that tell a fantastic tale of giant statues that “appeared” in the far west, inspiring the first emperor of China to duplicate them in front of his palace. This story offers evidence of early contact between China and the West, contacts that Nickel says inspired the First Emperor (which is what Qin Shi Huangdi called himself) to not only duplicate the 12 giant statues but to build the massive Terracotta Army along with other life-size sculptures.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Lukas Hlavac, Shutterstock

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