8,000 soldiers

10,000 bronze warriors

670 horses

130 chariots

This man was certainly fearful

Of retribution in the afterlife

And the finality of death

Isn't it ironic then

That he died of mercury poisoning?

To be fair

He thought it would make him immortal

He shouldn't have tried though

No elixirs or potions were needed

He is already quite immortalized

In stone

Even so

His spirit

And his ghost

Take turns

Patiently sipping

Any novel concoctions

Terra Cotta Warriors

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