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Visit the Archaeological finds: the unearthing of more than 6,000 terra-cotta Warriors and HoresThe Terracotta Warriors
As one of ten tourist attractions in China, it is called "the eighth wonder of the world" and is listed as the Terra-cotta warriors and horse museumworld cultural heritage by UNESCO. In March, 1974, farmers from Xiyang VILLAGE, Yanzhai Township, Lintong County accidentally uncovered the potteries in the pits when they were digging wells 1.5km away from the Mausoleum of First Qin Emperor. The three pits with a total area of 22,780 square meters are tagged Pit1, Pit 2 and Pit 3 respectively in the order of their discoveries. The terra-cotta warriors and horses not only are tall in shape, but also were made precisely with accurate model and advanced techniques. Tens of thousands of unearthed real weapons which fall into complete categories are proved to be superb in technique.China Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses
The Terracotta Warriors represent only a small portion of the eight thousand strong underground army buried in front of the Emperor Qinshihuang's tomb (r. 221-207 BC) to defend him in the afterlife.
On October 1, 1979 Emperor Qin's Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum was opened to the public about 22 miles (35 kilometers) East of Xian, China. The Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum receives over 2,000,000 Chinese and Foreign Tourists a year with an annual ticket income of around 150 million yuan
Terracotta Army - Ten Amazing Facts - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.10 - An army of 8000 clay soldiers to accompany Emperor Qin in afterlife.9 - Sculptures are over 2200 years old.8 - Discovered by local farmers while digging for water.7 - Each face is unique.6 - Their height and uniform also varies by rank.5 - Over 650 horses are part of the army.4 - It is believed soldiers held real weapons.3 - Over 700,000 workers were employed for construction.2 - Experts suggest that emperor's tomb contains simulated rivers.1 - But that tomb has not been dug yet.
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