Teton Rush Hour
Your donation is critical to the future of Wyoming PBS.
Donate Now
Provide input to our Program Guide & Web re-design
Newsletter
Support Wyoming PBS
Support Wyoming PBS! Learn how YOU can help.

On Tonight

Check your Wyoming PBS program guide for schedule information.

 

Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead

China's Terracotta Warriors

Secrets of the Dead "China's Terracotta Warriors"
Airs Wednesday, December 12 at 9:00 PM

The extraordinary story of China’s 8,000 terracotta warriors begins two centuries before the birth of Christ. The first emperor of China was preparing an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife — and decreed that he be protected forever by a monumental army. Since then no one has seen these ancient warriors in their original splendor, brightly painted and fully armed, ready to protect their Emperor for all eternity. Now this once mighty army will be returned to its former glory for the first time. Row upon row of life-size, lavishly painted warriors will rise from the dust of two millennia. But how was a terracotta army of this size made in less than two years using the technology of 2200 years ago? Led by archaeologist Agnes Hsu, SECRETS OF THE DEAD shows that the Chinese may have Henry Ford beat by more than 2,000 years with their own assembly line used to produce the 8,000-strong Ghost Army.

Visit the national Secrets of the Dead website for more information on this and other related programs.