Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China


"China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, searched obsessively for the secret of eternal life. And perhaps he found it; although he died aged only 50, the extraordinary legacy of his burial chambers lives on" ... (more)

Pit 1: Giant army of 6000+

2,300 years old

No two are alike

Qin Shi Huang's troops (more)







Foot soldiers (1, 2)


Once held weapons


In battle uniform


Life-sized soldiers (more)




Soldier with horses (more)


Facial detail


Standing warriors (more)


Closeup


Warrior (1, 2)


Warrior






Pit 3: Army headquarters


Damaged figures (more)


Damaged figures


Charioters


Chariot drivers


Officers


Officer with headless men


Army officer (1, 2)


Pit 2: Giant tomb


Warrior body parts (more)


Terracotta torso


Warrior soup (more)


Army general


Kneeling archer


Cavalryman and horse


Head with body parts


Bronze chariot


Another view (more)


Horses


Second chariot (more)


Clinton family visit


Tomb enclosure (more)


Tomb enclosure


Museum

 



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