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Ancient China: Terracotta Warriors

Who were the Terracotta Warriors?

The terracotta army was discovered near the Chinese city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province, in 1974 when villagers were drilling a well. Archaeologists found chambers with thousands of terra cotta ancient warriors, each standing around six feet tall and equipped with ancient weapons. The Terra Cotta Warriors became an immediate sensation; their discovery was one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Only the discovery of King Tuts tomb in 1922 created more excitement, and the actual tomb of the first emperor hasn’t even been opened. more


The Incredible History of China's Terracotta Warriors

Excavations near Xi'an reveal vast ancient palace complex a quarter of the size of Beijing's Forbidden City. Read more...

The Terracotta Warriors

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