Terra Cotta Warriors Xian

The Terracotta Army or the "Terracotta Warriors and Horses", is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. The figures, dating from around the late third century BC,[ were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits near by Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were also found in other pits and they include officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians. -- wikipedia
   Site  Banpo Neolithic Site

Site Banpo Neolithic Site

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   Terra cotta replicas,      Terra cotta factory

Terra cotta replicas, Terra cotta factory

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   Loading kiln with new ancient warriors,    Terra cotta factory

Loading kiln with new ancient warriors, Terra cotta factory

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   Pottery artist,    Terra cotta factory

Pottery artist, Terra cotta factory

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   Souvenirs

Souvenirs

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Detail, Soldiers in pit,   Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Detail, Soldiers in pit, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Warriors, entire hall, pit 1      Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Warriors, entire hall, pit 1 Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Group of warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Horse heads,       Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Horse heads, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Broken warriors, unrestored       Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Broken warriors, unrestored Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Warriors,   Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Warriors, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Archer, Pit 2,     Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Archer, Pit 2, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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   Civil official,    Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Civil official, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

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