Skip to comments.'Foreigner' Helped Build (Chinese) Terracotta Army
Posted on 06/28/2006 5:31:31 PM PDT by blam
'Foreigner' helped build Terracotta Army
Jonathan Watts in Beijing
Wednesday June 28, 2006
The Guardian (UK)
Chinese archaeologists have unearthed evidence that a foreign worker helped build the Terracotta Army mausoleum, the resting place of the country's first emperor, who died more than 2,200 years ago.
The remains of the worker, described as a foreign man in his 20s, were found among 121 shattered skeletons in a labourers' tomb 500 metres from the mausoleum in the north-western city of Xian, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.
According to Xinhua, the man may prove to be "China's first foreign worker", though it is unclear whether he served as an employee or a slave of emperor Qin Shi Huang, who unified China and built the first Great Wall. It is estimated 700,000 labourers worked on the imperial tomb, which houses 8,000 life-sized terracotta warriors and horses. DNA tests were used to ethnically identify 15 of the labourers.
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Undocumented worker bump
Feels like the first time.
Hecho en Mejico?
Doing work that no Chinese would do.
If true, that's the one thing they did that didn't completely suck.
Barbarian slaves doing the work Chinese slaves won't do.
Were they working on the railroads too?
Probably an overseas representative of WalMart, helping them set up their production line and just-in-time inventory management system.
The first illegal alien in history?
The same can't be said of Loverboy, as Loverboy have always sucked.
I wonder what they mean by "foreigner"?
Ah, you know what they mean.
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Or maybe theyre a couple thousand late in that estimation.
Or could it be even earlier than that?
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