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The story behind Rue De Xi’an

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The Terracotta Army (soldier-and-horse funerary statues) is a collection of terracotta sculptures in Xi’an depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

Rue de Xi’an is named after the Chinese city that has been twinned with Quebec City since 1999. The capital of Shaanxi province in China, Xi’an is a sub-provincial city located in northwestern China. It is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history.