Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The First Emperor of China: 25 April 2017

In a well-illustrated lecture, Morna Mathers introduced us to the man who put China, as we know it today, on the map. A visionary and administrative genius; a skilled and courageous warrior: cruel, vengeful and most likely more than a little insane, the First emperor was written out of history for two millennia. The story of his rehabilitation rests on the discovery of what is now described as the eighth wonder of the world, his Terracotta Army.