About Terracotta Warriors
This subterranean army of thousands of warriors, horses and chariots remained undiscovered until 1974, when a group of farmers stumbled upon a treasure trove of ancient pottery while digging a well. The discovery spurred interest in archaeologists and the area was excavated uncovering one of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century, with statues still being unearthed today. Located just outside of Xi’an within the burial grounds of Qin, the first emperor of China, the Terracotta Warriors are thought to have been arranged in military formation to protect the leader in the afterlife. Housed within a large complex, the Terracotta Warriors are divided into three pits to make for easier viewing. While the size of the discovery is impressive in itself, what has truly astounded archaeologists is the minute detail and unique characteristics of each individual warrior, with no two faces alike.
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