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The incredible history of China's terracotta warriors - Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen

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In 1974, farmers digging a well near their small village stumbled upon one of the most important finds in archaeological history – vast underground chambers surrounding a Chinese emperor’s tomb that contained more than 8,000 life-size clay soldiers ready for battle. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen shares the fascinating history of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Megan Campisi, Pen-Pen Chen
  • Producer Zedem Media
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis
  • Artist Jeanne Bornet
  • Animator Maria Savva
  • Sound Designer Andreas Trachonitis
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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