China's Terracotta Warriors

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The Terracotta Warriors were discovered in 1974, by farmers digging a well near Xian in China. Excavation of the earth and timber vaults revealed thousands of life-size terracotta warriors in battle formation, a whole army which would accompany its emperor, Qin Sichuan, into immortality.
The first part of the Terracotta Army site to be discovered was named Vault One. In 1976, two other vaults were uncovered 20-25 meters from Vault One, and were named Vault Two and Vault Three. Called the Eighth Wonder of the World, they are among China’s biggest tourist draws. Now on June 13, Chinese archaeologists have begun the third dig of the Terracotta Warriors after a 24-year break.

The Qin Empire (778-207BC) [youtube.com]

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      2009.08.25 Edited

      wow! i always find historical stuff like this so interesting

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      2009.08.24 Edited

      Wow! Great set! I remember, once seeing them in some movie and did not think it was real. I thought they made this put for the story :)
      Thanks for sharing, this is wonderful :)

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      Tom
      2009.08.23 Edited

      Wow thats is sooooo coool, thanks for the fantastic reportage and the fantastic shots with all the differnt angles, looks like a fantastic place for a tour

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      2009.08.23 Edited

      Wow, awesome post, just awesome. You got some fantastic images, great angles and wonderful details! What an amazing place to visit!

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      2009.08.23 Edited

      I'm probably the only person who has been disappointed by the warriors. Possibly because my expectations were too high before we got there.

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      2009.08.23 Edited

      I liked the 'brokeback' rendition best. Metaphorical, of course!

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      2009.08.23 Edited

      Oh, I am so going to see this in person! :)

      Apparently each warrior is different - different faces - and the story behind finishing the army is quite dramatic (executed or poisoned workers etc.).

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      2009.08.23 Edited

      These are truly a wonder and would be amazing to see in person.

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      2009.08.23 Edited

      It looks like they're hollow inside. How'd they do that? With a mold? But they look like they're carved out of stone.

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      2009.08.23 Edited

      What a great find. Are they human size? Love the horses too. The different hair styles and faces are really great. The clothing is pretty much the same for only small differences. I guess in those days you were the designer. As they say in the fashion world, "less is more."

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      2009.08.23 Edited

      OMG
      they look almost real! o_O
      it would scare me if I saw this Live!
      Wonderful set! =)

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      2009.08.23 Edited

      Oh wow, these are just incredible. What an amazing experience it must be too see these guys. Thanks for sharing!