NOVA

Emperor's Ghost Army

Passport Season 41 Episode 20 | 52m 52s

In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to serve China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2,200 years, this clay army, 8,000-strong, stands poised to help the First Emperor rule again beyond the grave.

Aired: 11/12/14

Expires: 11/11/24

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.

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