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Great Wall of China – Qin Dynasty China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:32+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, History|

Chinese emperor's chariot and horses in a model The Qin (or Ch'in) Dynasty is the one which gave its name to China. The first Qin emperor, in 221 BC, was Qin Shih Huang Ti. He started out as the king of a smaller state - possibly Central Asian? maybe Sogdian or Scythian? - [...]

Qin Dynasty Architecture – Ancient China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:23+00:00June 4th, 2017|Architecture, China|

Great Wall of China The emperors of the very short Qin Dynasty, about 200 BC, united China under their rule. To show how powerful they were, the Qin emperors ordered many roads and irrigation canals all over their empire. To keep China safe from invasions from Central Asia, the Qin emperors also built [...]