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Part 1- The powerful Qin army

By 230 B.C.,an army from the northwest swept across the country. In ten years, they annexed all the states and conquered all the tribes. The army put an end to the chaotic wars that had lasted over 500 years, and established the first united empire in Chinese history: the Qin Empire.

Part 2- The bloody bronze weapons

Over 2,000 years ago, the Qin army pushed Chinese civilization to an unprecedented turning point. However, according to The Records of the rand Historian written by Sima Qian, the Qin army destroyed cities and committed innumerable murders. Did this fearsome army really unify China by cruelty and brutality?

Part 3- The land of life and death

In 262 B.C., the Qin army captured many lands of the State of Han. The local officials of Han did not surrender. Instead, they gave their lands to the State of Zhao. Since then, a war started between the Qin and Zhao. The two states massed armies of over one million solders in Changping, the State of Zhao. A war to break out.

Part 4- Fiying over mountains and passes

In 219 B.C., in the far south where the city of Guilin stands today, an army of the state of Qin was once stationed. In the headquarter tent, Tu Sui, the commander, was writing a letter to Qin Shi Huang faraway in Xianyang: Your Majesty, the war is going on well, soon the Lingnan area will submit to the Qin, and the country will be unified...

Part 5- The unification war

It was once the strongest ancient army in the world. Slowly approaching these sculptures, you find they are no longer tomb figures, but look like living people. Their expressions imply that behind each argil mask, there is a very lively soul and a life of their own. However, these ordinary soldiers were not included in historical records. The long years have erased all memories of them.

Part 6- The common hatred

There is a puzzle about the Terracotta Warriors. Many soldiers wear small round skullcaps and archaeologists confirm that they are a kind of linen coif. Official-looking figurines wear plate-like caps made of cattle hide. More soldiers coil their long hair in buns on the top of their heads. Neither soldiers nor officers of the Qin army wear helmets. Not only do they wear no helmets, they also wear very austere armored suits, with the number of armor pieces reduced to the lowest amount.