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The Terracotta Army, X'ian, China

By TonyDy
Another from my Chinese trip several years ago. This is what had been excavated so far but it is thought that there may be thousands more waiting to be discovered. Every warrior has a different face and these have all been pieced back together from broken pieces.
One of the most impressive things I have seen.
Although there are signs saying "No photos" everyone was taking them without challenge until we got to the sales area where the old farmer who originally discovered them on his land while digging a well was signing souvenir books!

Tags: Photo journalism China Xian Landscape and travel Terracotta army Pottery statues

Voters: collywobles, CarolG, KarenFB and 9 more

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collywobles 18 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 11:47AM
As a record image its very good, my son just recently come back from there just a few weeks ago. As for the image, the figures are lost against the background excavations - I think I would try to give a bit of saturation to bring the figures thenselves up. Colin
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
17 Feb 2011 11:56AM
A remarkable sight, Tony, very well captured. Love the story of the 'finder' signing autographs! Carol
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 12:43PM
TonyDy Plus
13 55 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 12:48PM
Thank you all.
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Feb 2011 4:11PM
aren't they amazing..they still stand out in my memory..especially the horses and chariots Smile
TonyDy Plus
13 55 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 4:14PM
They sure are!!!
Cheers, Tony
VidB 14 11 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 6:57PM
Now that's what you call a set of toy soldiers, well captured
Ray42 14 3 England
18 Feb 2011 6:14AM
A very interesting place to visit - evidently the emperor's resting place is supposed to be on a boat in a sea - as yet to be found - althought the figures were massed produced each is individual - an extremely interesting site to have visited -lucky you (green with envy)
TonyDy Plus
13 55 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 3:27PM
Thank you both.
Gemma9 13 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2011 8:59PM
Nice capture. I googled this after looking at your photo as it was the first time I'd seen them. Very interesting!

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