The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Terra Cotta Warriors

In the current National Geographic (June) Magazine, there is an article on the Terra Cotta Warriors. The article is about how they would have been painted and actually looked. You can read the article online here, and see a short video.

8 comments:

Charles James said...

So cool.

Rick said...

Yes! I'm looking forward to seeing more results of this work.

Charles James said...

Ahh, a miniature poodle for an avatar, right?

Rick said...

That's my late cockapoo, Annie.

The Strongest Karate said...

Some warriors are buried with swords or bows, so they may hunt and do battle in the after life.

Some are buried with sacred text, so to honor the wisdom of their ancestors.

And some get buried with GIANT ARMIES OF STONE, to wage epic warfare while they play air hockey with Friedrich Nietzsche and Ben Franklin.


Wish I had a terracotta army....

Rick said...

We live in a modern age. Our warriors will be made of non biodegradable plastic.

Yamabushi said...

I got a chance to see en exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum on the terracotta warriors. Amazing detail and the history associated with it is of course astounding.

I would like to add to what The Strongest Karate said: "Some warriors are buried with warriors surrounding them in order to keep the tough bastards in the tomb!"

Rick said...

You can't be too careful!