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Discover Emperor Qin's buried army China

The famous terracotta army of 6,000 soldiers and horses buried 2,000 years ago and discovered intact in 1974 is 22 miles from Xi'an. It was all built for the tomb of Emperor Qin, who unified China.

  • Emperor Qin's buried army , China
    Emperor Qin's buried army

    This famous army of 8,000 terracotta soldiers and horses, buried over 2,000 years ago, was discovered intact in 1974.

    © IMAGEMORE / age fotostock
  • Emperor Qin's buried army , Pit n°1 , China
    Pit n°1

    The Mausoleum of Emperor Qin stretches out over nearly 22 mi˛. Pit n°1 is part of archaeological discoveries made here.

    © Vladimir Zhuravlev / 123RF
  • Emperor Qin's buried army , Miles of sculptures , China
    Miles of sculptures

    Other pits were discovered miles from the burial mounds holding the remains of the emperor.

    © Stephen Tapply / age fotostock
  • Emperor Qin's buried army , Debates over the origins of the army , China
    Debates over the origins of the army

    According to a Chinese architect, the soldiers of the buried army did not belong to the emperor but to the army of his great-great-grandmother.

    © IMAGEMORE / age fotostock
  • Emperor Qin's buried army , Individualisation of the figurines , China
    Individualisation of the figurines

    Most of the soldiers are made from terracotta. To personalise their faces, clay touches were added.

    © IMAGEMORE / age fotostock
  • Emperor Qin's buried army , A complete army , China
    A complete army

    The terracotta soldiers were arranged according to rank. Therefore, you will find simple infantrymen but also officers and even acrobats.

    © IMAGEMORE / age fotostock
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