Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses - August 2006

Xi'an, China

The site of the excavation is situated about 1 and a half kilometers east of the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.The terracotta warriors are replicas of what the imperial guard looked like during the Qin dynasty. Each warrior is unique with an individual facial expression.The site was discovered by peasants digging a well in 1974 and it has since been established beyond doubt that the objects stem from the Qin dynasty. Excavation is still going on. The museum consists of three pits and covers an area of more than 16,000 square meters. Pit 1 is the largest and the first one discovered and holds huge columns of soldiers.
In 1987 this site was included on UNESCO's list of the world's cultural heritage.

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