Asked by kim laffin from Australia | Mar. 19, 2013 19:35
About:Terracotta Army, Xian

what was the purpose of the terracotta warrior?

Answers (29)
Answered by Martin from Singapore | Mar. 19, 2013 20:50
The emperor Qinshihuang lived a luxury life before his death, so he wanted to live a similar life after his death, so he made so many terracotta warriors to accompany him and protect & guard him from hurting by other people.
Answered by guest from Australia | Mar. 20, 2013 21:43
i agree he just wanted to die and something accompany him even though he had a great life
Answered by chloe from Australia | Mar. 20, 2013 23:53
and to keep him company
Answered by damin from Australia | Mar. 20, 2013 23:54
thy were made to protect the king in his afterlife
Answered by annna from smithe | Apr. 23, 2013 21:13
to protect the leader for his after life
Answered by steele from austraila | May. 06, 2013 00:56
he wanted to have great strength and ability for the rest of is life so he made them for comfort, power, strength and wisdom
Answered by Matthew from Australia | May. 15, 2013 02:38
I agree. It was a show of his earthly power and to protect him in the afterlife.
Answered by jaiden from australia | May. 22, 2013 22:09
i agree
Answered by As from Mesopotamia | May. 28, 2013 18:38
I agree because I studied them and the emperor wanted to have protection in the afterlife
Answered by hifsah from australia | May. 30, 2013 01:24
thank you righting the request because i am doing an assesment on the terracotta warriors. thanks and if you want to email me u can.|hchou5
Answered by harrison from australia | Mar. 13, 2014 18:08
I agree with you martin because the emperor did have a great life but what about the acrobats and the civilian officers
Answered by susie from tokyo | May. 18, 2014 04:09
The Terracotta Warriors were a form of funerary art buried with the emperor; there purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
Answered by Kevin from Australia | May. 20, 2014 04:11
The terracotta warriors was there to protect the emperor and the tomb.
Answered by kayden from australia | May. 21, 2014 18:19
the purpose is to help emperor qin in the afterlife
Answered by Sean Turner from Australia | Jun. 04, 2014 06:15
it was to help the first emporer of china qin shi huang di to survive in the after life from people who would hurt or even kill him
Answered by Information | Jun. 12, 2014 18:07
They are awesome
Answered by Vik from UK | Jul. 03, 2014 09:57
Consensus is they were to protect the emperor after his death. So, what happened? No springing to life when the tomb was opened? No cutting off of heads with clay weapons?

Amazing, though. Each in individual detail, not all the same, makes me wonder if actual people were copied. If so, we know what actual people looked like thousands of years ago.
Answered by jamie from australia | Aug. 21, 2014 00:45
The Terracotta Warriors were built so that they would protect Emperor Qin Shi Huang supposedly in the afterlife
Answered by connor from austarila | Oct. 22, 2014 20:19
the terracotta warriors are so cool and they history is amazing
Answered by garbage from merica | Dec. 02, 2014 15:11
yeah I'm doing a report on the Terracotta army so I came here and got pretty great answers.
Answered by Ethan | Mar. 22, 2015 03:45
to remember the great soldiers that triumphed over the other warring states
Answered by Anonymous from usa | Mar. 25, 2015 17:35
The Terracotta Warrior's purpose is to serve Emperor Qin in the afterlife (protect etc.) I also agree with Martin from Singapore, he did live a life of luxury, and wanted to keep it that way in the afterlife. They were also a symbol of accomplishment, since he was the first emperor and msde them. Hope this helps!
Answered by stephen from australia | Mar. 26, 2015 03:44
not so much help but thank you
Answered by Anistarcia from Australia | May. 04, 2015 22:29
Emperor Qin Shi Huang had a luxurious life and wanted to have the same type of life in the AfterLife
Answered by tahlia from Australia | Jun. 09, 2015 02:13
I think that your right and I what you put there helped me with my assesment
Answered by Nigga from Australia | Aug. 12, 2015 23:37
Good Answers and very helpful
Answered by Joe from Australia | Aug. 13, 2015 00:53
Hello Jamie, my name is Joe.
What I believe u have said about Qin Shi Huang is very true but also not. The Terracotta Warriors were a successful group of sculptures made to protect Qin Shi Huang and his afterlife, not trying to be mean or anything but your statement was wrong u said that the figures were made to protect him when he was alive and supposedly in his afterlife too... Well they were meant to protect him in his afterlife as well as when he was alive

Kind Regards
Joe :)
Answered by student from Australia | Sep. 10, 2015 19:33
what if they were dead on the battle filed do you leave them there or move them
Answered by HAII from Australia | Mar. 15, 2018 19:01
im doing an assessment on these guys and this website had very good answers. thanks
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