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Emperor's Ghost Army

To defend himself in the afterlife, the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, was buried in a vast mausoleum accompanied by around 9,000 life-sized terracotta statues. With exclusive access to groundbreaking new research, NOVA investigates the secrets of how and why the astonishing figures were made and the technology behind the still lethal and highly-advanced crossbows, spears, and swords carried by the clay warriors.

Thursday, September 21 at 11:00 pm on 12.1


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NOVA is an award-winning series focused on demystifying a vast range of science, technology and history topics--past and present.