More than 22 centuries ago, China’s first emperor Qin Shihuangdi was buried in a magnificent tomb surrounded by an army of 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors meant to serve as security during the ruler’s afterlife. The Emperor’s mausoleum would remain hidden for more than 2,200 years after his death.
This remarkable pop-up card imagines the Emperor surrounded by his clay soldier Imperial Guard in battle formation, plus a chariot, horses and weapons.
You’ll know who to give this card to. For a birthday or Chinese New Year, for a warrior, an emperor, a philosopher, engineer, sculptor, soldier, farmer, historian, filmmaker, chariot driver. For your Royal Family.
- To know your enemy you must become your enemy. ~Chinese proverb
- Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. ~Sun Tzu, the Art of War
- The first blow is half the battle.
- Our enemies teach us life’s most valuable lessons.
- He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. ~Confucius
- The Emperor is just a man after all.
Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For Souvenir
in the news: (CNN) Chinese authorities are livid over the theft of a thumb from a 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior on loan to a US museum, calling for the perpetrator to be severely punished. The ancient statue is valued at $4.5 million and considered a priceless part of China’s cultural heritage.