Another from my travel archives.
The Terracotta Army was buried with the first Emperor of Qin (Qin Shi Huangdi) in 210-209 BC near Xian, China.
They were discovered in March 1974 by local farmers drilling a water well. It is believed to have taken 700,000 workers and craftsmen 38 years to complete.
There are some 8100 lifesize figues of warriors and horses. They vary in height and uniform and hairstyle in accordance with rank.
To preserve the figues, no flash photography is allowed and no tripods either.
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