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Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors, Xian
Terracotta Warriors
Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses
Terracotta Warriors

Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses discovered in 1974, later on the condition of the founding here built a large-scale museum and be opened on the National Day in 1979.Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses has opening up a world rarity and been stirred home and aboard quickly. As a treasure, it was regarded to be an ancient miracle and one of the most important archaeological finds.

By right of its huge size, powerful scenes and superb scientific value and art level, it turns out to be a great wonder to the audience and becomes a popular tourist site. The ancient city of Xian with Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, it quickly became one of the most important tourist cities. Domestic and foreign visitors have come to as well.

The world-famous Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is situated to the east of QinShiHuang's Mausoleum that covers an area of more than hectares. Although it is a traditional ancient treasure, still it is well surrounded by green trees, blooming flowers and grass in large areas, where you can feel delightful and enjoyable.

The first Chinese Emperor QinShiHuang, in order to prolong his power upon the country, had begun to build his mausoleum that took a period of up to eleven years to finish. It is speculated that many buried treasures and sacrificial objects had accompanied the emperor in his after life. It is said that workers and supervisors involved in its design and construction were buried alive within the tomb. Some speculations say that the Emperor was so superstitious and fearful that he had the necropolis built as a decoy and was, in fact, buried somewhere else.

In the early spring of 1974, a number of peasants found some ancient bronze weapons and pieces of broken terra cotta armored warriors while digging a well by chance. It is the place right at the northern foot of Lishan, which lies 35 kilometers from Xi'an City. If without deep excavation, it may just remained a tiny discovering, no one would expected that this accidental discovery would prove to be one of the most significant modern archaeological finds. It is indeed a wonder to human beings all over the world for adding great understanding to China's history and meanwhile unclosing a unique and majestic spectacle in front of the world.

Upon the small findings, the archaeologists explored an oblong-shaped pit of Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. For deeper excavation, to the north of this pit another two pits were found from the distance of 20 and 25 meters respectively. In term of their discovering time, they were named as pit 1, pit 2 and pit 3 with a total area of 22,780 centiares.

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