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Xi'an
     

Xi'an

by Simon Holledge, Kevin Bishop (Revised by)
 
Best known today as they site of the magnificent archaeological treasure of the Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China, Xi'an was the ancient capital of China for four dynasties - some 1,100 years. The outstanding archaeological and art discoveries in the around the city tell the tale of China's development from prehistoric times till the height of the imperial

Overview

Best known today as they site of the magnificent archaeological treasure of the Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China, Xi'an was the ancient capital of China for four dynasties - some 1,100 years. The outstanding archaeological and art discoveries in the around the city tell the tale of China's development from prehistoric times till the height of the imperial period. Xi'an, or Chang'an it was formerly known, is also the eastern starting point of the fabled Silk Road. This profusely illustrated book guides the reader in a journey through time from the stone-age Banpo site, through Ming dynasty relics to a bustling modern-day city. Special essays and carefully selected literary excerpts provide a counterpoint to the practical information needed by the visitor.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789622176218
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Series:
Odyssey Passport Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.44(d)

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