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The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum lies 1.5 kilometers east of Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum in Lintong County of Xi’an city. The Terra Cotta army was found accidentally by the farmers in 1974 when they sunk a well. Later they were excavated by the archeologists. The museum was open to public in 1978. All together there are 3 pits excavated. There were 100 war chariots, 600 clay horses, nearly 7,000 life sized clay soldiers, and 30,000 weapons discovered.
Terra Cotta Pit 1 is oblong, 230 meters east to west, and 62 meters north to south. There are more than 6,000 terracotta warriors and horses, arrayed into battle line formation. Three columns facing out on the east, act as vanguard. The main body is behind. The rear guard is on the west. They are armed with crossbows.
Terra Cotta Pit 2 is in L-shaped formation, which is around 6000 square meters. There are around 1000 warriors, 500 horses and 89 wooden chariots discovered. Some warriors are archers, some are cavalries other are infantries.
Terra Cotta Pit 3 is quite small which covers an area of 520 square meters. A war chariot, 4 Terra Cotta horses and 68 warriors lined along the wall as honor guards were found. It is the supreme headquarters commanding the troops of Pit1 and Pit 2.

The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum Pit1 The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum Pit2
The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum Pit1
The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum Pit2
The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum Pit3
The Bronze Horse Chariot
The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum Pit3
The Bronze Horse Chariot
Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses
Terra Cotta Warrior's Expression
Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses
Terra Cotta Warrior's Expression

The Terra Cotta army and horses are very impressive with the life-like expressions. They epitomize the power of the armed forces of Qin. They also offered the tangible materials for the study of equipments, military organization and battle arrays of the Qin Dynasty.
The Terra Cotta warriors with varied colors and forms indicate vivid personalities and traits. They represent a peak in the development of sculpture in ancient China. The figures are of epoch-making significance in the history of Chinese sculpture.
The discovery of the Terra Cotta warriors and horses aroused world-wide attention. It has been called the Eighth Wonder of the World and the most spectacular archeological find in the 20th Century. In 1987 it was listed the world’s cultural heritages by UNESCO.
Replica terracotta warriors and horse on sale. If you have interest please contact me.
This is one set of Terracotta warriors and horse figurines. They are made of clay. The standing soldier is 16cm high and 6cm wide. The horse is 14cm long and 12 cm high. The squatting soldier is 12 cm high. They are put in a gift box. Including shipping it costs 95USD including shipping.

 


The other attractions in Xia'an

The Terra cotta Warriors and Horses
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Xi'an Old City Wall
The Bell Tower
Huaqing Hot Spring
Banpo Village Museum
Shanxi History Museum
Forest of Steles
The Great Mosque
Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum

 

 

 


 

 

 


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