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Travelogue: By Country | By Date China | July 2001  


A half-size set of bronze horses pulling one of two chariots found in another place related to Shih huang-ti's tomb. Shih huang-ti was emperor of the Ch'in dynasty (221-210/209 BC) and the first to unify China. He ascended the throne at age 13, in 246 BC. By 221, with the help of espionage, extensive bribery, and the ruthlessly effective leadership of gifted generals, Shih huang-ti had eliminated one by one the remaining six rival states that constituted China at that time.

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