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Emperor Qinshi Huangdi and his Terracotta Legacy

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Lecture by David Rosier 7.15pm. (Doors open 6.30pm)

Following the unification of the 7 States that would form the Chinese Empire we will consider Emperor Qin’s substantial achievements that would establish the foundations for over 2000 years of Imperial rule Emperor Qin was not only an accomplished bureaucrat, having standardized the language, currency and commerce of the Empire, but he would define the protocol of the Court though Regulated Court Costume and Insignia of Rank which would serve China until the overthrow of Imperial Rule in the early 20th Century.

Substantial infrastructure was created under his leadership, but it was, however, Emperor Qin’s obsession with his own immortality, and the afterlife, that would provide the world with his greatest legacy.

Whilst the lecture will focus on the most famous aspect of the Necropolis, consideration will also be given as to how this forms part of a vast site, the World’s largest Archaeological Site, with the, as yet, sealed Emperor’s Mausoleum at its centre. The lecture will provide an insight into current theories regarding construction plus ongoing excavations and future projects.

Tickets at the door. £7.50 for non-members

We meet in Room SJG/11, Spärk Jones Building, University of Huddersfield, Firth Street, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

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Art, crafts and hobbies Art and craft-related items, including exhibitions, sales and workshops. Also, hobbies like modelling and collecting.
Learning and interest Events related to education and careers, as well as learning for fun. Also, talks, guided walks, and events of historical or other interest.

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