China's Terracotta Warriors

by Betty Meade August. 22, 2009 4623 views

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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Gwena 11 years, 1 month ago

good set,

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Kimber 11 years, 1 month ago

wow! i always find historical stuff like this so interesting

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Arie 11 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting.

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kaitlyn 11 years, 1 month ago

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kamila 11 years, 1 month ago

very intresting set my friend :)

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Relee 11 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting~Great shots :))

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Edyta 11 years, 1 month ago

interesting set, thanks for sharing!

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Smitha 11 years, 1 month ago

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 :)

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nancy 11 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic set and captures:))

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pedro Pinho 11 years, 1 month ago

Amazing!Thanks for sharing! :)

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Tomie Poodle 11 years, 1 month ago

fantastic report!! i would like to be there with you!

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Diane Davis 11 years, 1 month ago

Amazing, and a bit terrifying.

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tom Thompson 11 years, 1 month ago

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

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 11 years, 1 month ago

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

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Oweena 11 years, 1 month ago

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

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tiffany 11 years, 1 month ago

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

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kasia And Michaå‚ 11 years, 1 month ago

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.).

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Brian 11 years, 1 month ago

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

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Buffy 11 years, 1 month ago

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.

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Buffy 11 years, 1 month ago

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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Leah De Guzman Huete 11 years, 1 month ago

A very well documented set!
Thank you for sharing

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Walter 11 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic work indeed. :-)

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lynn 11 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting find!!!

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 11 years, 1 month ago

Wow, impressive set!

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 11 years, 1 month ago

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

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Aslan G. Aghdam 11 years, 1 month ago

Did you go China?
I like these men they are fantastic!!!

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Simon Giles 11 years, 1 month ago

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

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Prem Moktan 11 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting..!

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Mikkal Noptek 11 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful report.

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Janet Lippincott 11 years, 1 month ago

This is astounding and I never even heard of it! Your photos depict it wonderfully!

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-- Lyency 11 years, 1 month ago

impressive documentation! in particular i like #6, #14, and #28

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 11 years, 1 month ago

Wow. Great documentation. Thanks for sharing.

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