At the back end of each excavated line of ranks there Taiyuan Subway Map are ranks of partially excavated warriors, seeming to be growing from the ground, only their Taiyuan Subway Map head and shoulders sticking out. Some of the vertical dig-walls have clay arms and shoulders sprouting sideways out of the earth. Later that day I met a Danish historian and^ve discussed the destructive forces of China’s more recent past.
The last thirty years have brought massive political upheavals, homicidal purges, and violent idealism that backfired in the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. The Dane was trying to convince me that Mao was China’s greatest destructive power. The Cultural Revolution was a terrifying thing.