Qin dynasty

The state of Qin was China’s first unified state whose power was centralized instead of spread among different kingdoms in the north and south.

221–206 B.C.E.

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What is the Qin dynasty?

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The Terracotta Warriors
The Terracotta Warriors

Like characters in a play, the soldiers and other terracotta figures were created specifically to enact a part of the world of the First Emperor in the afterlife.

The Tomb of the First Emperor
The Tomb of the First Emperor

Qin Shi Huangdi, the first unifier of China, is buried at the center of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital, Xianya.

Qin dynasty (c. 221–206 B.C.E.), an introduction
Qin dynasty (c. 221–206 B.C.E.), an introduction

The state of Qin was China’s first unified state whose power was centralized instead of spread among different kingdoms in the north and south.

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