The terracotta army in Xian, China

IMG_20140916_075510There are more than 8000 terracotta soldiers and horses in this mausoleum outside Xian. Not two of them look the same! 

 

The terracotta army was discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a well. It turned out to be the mausoleum of China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi,  who died in 210 BC. The statues were originally painted.

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