Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an, China

Just a one-hour bus ride from central Xi’an, you can find The Terracotta Army, discovered in 1974 by local farmers. It is a collection of sculptures made to protect Emperor Qin Shi Huang (210 BC) in the afterlife. Xi’an considers it the “Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World”!

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Here you can see some of the detail on the individually crafted soldiers and horses.

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The warriors are actively being excavated and preserved on-site.

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You can also visit the Emperor’s mausoleum nearby. Some terracotta sculptures were also discovered in pits here.

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After a bus back to downtown Xi’an, the Drum Tower shines bright!

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One thought on “Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an, China

  1. That is so incredible they believed in protecting the afterlife like the Egyptians. This scene of the soldiers with the horses was in an Indiana Jones movie, I remember it. Wow how many sculptures were there seems like rows and rows. Were they found in that place looks like a plane hanger, or were they transferred. So interesting. Enjoy Love ya both God bless

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