NOVA: Emperor's Ghost Army DVD

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NOVA: Emperor's Ghost Army In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians,   More
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NOVA: Emperor's Ghost Army

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. Now, a new archaeological campaign is probing the thousands of figures entombed in the mausoleum. With exclusive access to pioneering research, Emperor's Ghost Army reveals how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers including lethal crossbows engineered with astonishing precision. NOVA tests the power of these weapons with high-action experiments and reports on revolutionary 3D computer modeling techniques that are revealing new insights into how the clay figures were made. The program reveals the secrets of one of archaeology's greatest discoveries and brings to life the startlingly sophisticated world of Qin's legendary empire.

Producer: Su-Mae Khoo, Chris Schmidt, Ian Bremmer, Julia Cort, Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer: Bill Locke, Gillian Mosely, Paula S. Apsell
Production Company: Lion Television; Channel 4; ARTE France; All3Media International Limited
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Director: Ian Bremmer
Narrator: Eric Meyers
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen