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Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim navigateright Episode
In March 1974 a group of Chinese peasants digging a well in drought-parched Shaanxi province accidentally unearthed fragments of a clay figure. This was the first evidence of what would become one of the greatest archeological discoveries in world history. Near the unexcavated tomb of Qin She Huangdi- who in Year 221 B.C. proclaimed himself the first emperor of China- lay an entire army of terra-cotta soldiers, horses and more -interred for over 2000 years. My distinguished guest is Edward Burman, the author of the newly-released book The Terra-cotta Warriors: Exploring the Most Intriguing Puzzle in Chinese History. Edward Burman holds a degree in Philosophy and Fine Art from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. He has published 18 books focusing on a variety of historical subjects. Burman has been a trustee of the Xi’an City Wall Heritage Foundation -the only foreigner to hold such a position. He makes his home in the United Kingdom, but on the broadcast schedule he will be on the phone from Sardinia in Italy. We’ll feature the Confucius Moment, the Weekly Almanac, Treasures of China, Chinese Fun Facts and more!