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▲According to expert analysis, Qin Shihuang was at least 190 cm tall! (Picture / Retrieved from Baidu Encyclopedia)
Regarding the relevant materials of Qin Shihuang, we know most of his historical achievements, as well as his supporting political and cultural thoughts, etc. We know less about Qin Shihuang’s personal appearance and characteristics. Regarding Qin Shihuang’s height, people have Its understanding is all recorded in the Warring States Period. In the description of Jing Ke’s assassination of the King of Qin, the height of Qin Shihuang was indirectly inferred.
The specific incident was that Jing Ke, the envoy of the state of Yan, attempted to assassinate Ying Zheng during his pilgrimage. The King of Qin was unable to draw out his sword in time, so he ran around the pillar and looked very embarrassed. Afterwards, historical experts, through the study of the sword of King Qin, speculated that the height of King Qin should not be very high, because whether it was played in film and television dramas or recorded in historical materials, there were only bronze swords at that time, because bronze swords are easy to break. For this reason, generally bronze swords are short swords, and no records of overly long bronze swords have been found.
The most famous bronze sword that everyone knows is the saber once used by King Goujian of Yue. This bronze sword is only 55.6 cm long. A sword of this length should be easily pulled out. Historians are very impressed with this description of Sima Qian Confused, so much so that a different conclusion was made.
But with the unearthed Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Dynasty, experts found a bronze sword about one meter long. The erroneous assertion that the bronze sword cannot be cast as a long sword because of its hardness, thus confirms the paragraph recorded in the historical records that Qin Shihuang was forced to flee around the pillar because of the difficulty in drawing the arrow.
At the same time, it is basically certain that Qin Shihuang was at least 190 cm tall during his lifetime. This is because scholars have done such an experiment to verify why it was difficult for the ancients to draw their swords. One is because of a habit of the ancients, usually Under normal circumstances, the sword carried by a person with a height of 190 cm will not be less than 100 cm. Under normal circumstances, it can be easily pulled out. Because in ancient times, the sword was always carried behind him, and Qin Shihuang, under the urgent circumstances at that time, wanted to It would be very difficult to draw the saber at once, and this speculation is clearly established.