HISTORY IS OLDER THAN WE THINK
New "evidence" shows Greeks built China's Terracotta Army. Really!
Shown below is part of an article on the BBC website about China's terracotta army and its connection with ancient Greece and the reality as the ancients saw it.
..."China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new finds suggest.Archaeologists say inspiration for the Terracotta Warriors, found at the Tomb of the First Emperor near today's Xian, may have come from Ancient Greece.
They also say ancient Greek artisans could have been training locals there in the Third Century BC.
Polo's 13th Century travel to China had been thought the first by a European.
History goes further than this."We now have evidence that close contact existed between the First Emperor's China and the West before the formal opening of the Silk Road. This is far earlier than we formerly thought," said Senior Archaeologist Li Xiuzhen, from the Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Museum.
More and more we see examples of the interconnection of the ancient worlds and something that sometimes appears to be unbelievable is actually fact.