Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

I went to dig a well, and look what I found!

The Terracotta Warriors were discovered by a farmer who was digging a well in a field 30 years ago. It turned out that the first Qin Emperor decided that he needed an army to protect him in death. It was impressive–even if we did get elbowed by a lot of Chinese tourists. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. “Talk, Now!”



The Chariot behind the horses was broken.

I made new friends


In a strange twist–Katy, Texas decided they needed replicas of the army (scroll down to the bottom of the link above)


July 21, 2007 - Posted by | China, Travel


  1. Francie pointed out to me that the last line of the post is insane. If you would like to read about how Katy, Texas decided to create a reproduction of the Army. Go to the link at the very top of the post–it is for a Wiki. At the bottom of the Wiki they discuss the Katy Texas event.

    Really, I DO have a Ph.D.

    Comment by Greg Martinez | July 21, 2007 | Reply

  2. Unbelievable!

    Comment by Cynthia | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  3. fyi – lined up in the big pit they look small, but actually all the warriors are larger than life size, as you can see in the photo of greg with his new “friends”.

    Comment by francie | July 23, 2007 | Reply

  4. Hello from Seattle! I am really enjoying your photos and narratives about your trip. I especially appreciate your open, respectful attitudes towards the people you are meeting adn I am proud that you are representing us out there in the world.

    Comment by Christina | July 31, 2007 | Reply

  5. this is my dream an you are in it.

    Comment by thelosthighway | August 16, 2007 | Reply

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