Discussion: Tombs and Monuments

timer Asked: Apr 18th, 2013

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Tombs and Monuments

  • Compare an aspect of the tomb of Emperor Shihuangdi with the burial tombs of other cultures, such as Egypt or Mesopotamia.
  • Describe something that surprised or intrigued you about the Terracotta Army site.
  • Explain whether you think the emperor’s elaborate tomb was motivated by power or religious beliefs.
  • The instructions here ask that you consider the motivations to construct such elaborate tombs.  Also consider their purpose.  Did these tombs contribute anything to their respective societies? 

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