Information about Emperor Qin in studies Weekly. Born in 259 B.C. , Ying Zheng united the different kingdoms of China by 221 B.C . He became the first emperor of a united china and called himself Emperor Qin Shi Huang. He was also called Ch'in . He made everyone use the same wrighting system , money , weights and measures .
The Great Wall, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. www.history.comFind out more about the history of Great Wall of China, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
In the studies weekly . About the terracotta army .Found in 1974 by local people digging wells , the Terracotta Army pf Emperor Qin is truly amazing . Nearly 8,000 life like soldiers are alike they all have different facial expressions and hairstyles .
The silk road . The Silk Road is a historically important international trade route between China and the Mediterranean. It was named 'the Silk Road' by Ferdinand von Richthofen, an eminent German geographer. The Silk Road in the northwest of China, there are another two trade roads in the southwest of China and by sea, which also contributed greatly to the development of the world.
Chinese writing . Turtle shells and ox bones helped archaeologists learn about ancient Chinese writing . The fire made cracks in the shell or bone .
The forbidden City . The forbidden City was home to several emperors of the ming and Qin Chinese dynasties . Work on the city began in 1406 and continued for 14 years . Millions of works labored to build the palace that 24 emperors would call home when the forbidden city was completed a 26 feet wall and a 20 foot moat kept people out for 500 years most people were forbidden to enter.