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]
There are 32 comments, add yours!
wow! i always find historical stuff like this so interesting
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
very intresting set my friend :)
Very interesting~Great shots :))
interesting set, thanks for sharing!
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 :)
Fantastic set and captures:))
Amazing!Thanks for sharing! :)
fantastic report!! i would like to be there with you!
Amazing, and a bit terrifying.
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
Wow, awesome post, just awesome. You got some fantastic images, great angles and wonderful details! What an amazing place to visit!
I'm probably the only person who has been disappointed by the warriors. Possibly because my expectations were too high before we got there.
I liked the 'brokeback' rendition best. Metaphorical, of course!
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.).
These are truly a wonder and would be amazing to see in person.
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.
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."
A very well documented set!Thank you for sharing
Fantastic work indeed. :-)
Very interesting find!!!
Wow, impressive set!
OMGthey look almost real! o_Oit would scare me if I saw this Live!Wonderful set! =)
Did you go China?I like these men they are fantastic!!!
Oh wow, these are just incredible. What an amazing experience it must be too see these guys. Thanks for sharing!
This is astounding and I never even heard of it! Your photos depict it wonderfully!
impressive documentation! in particular i like #6, #14, and #28
Wow. Great documentation. Thanks for sharing.
Das Studentenleben in Schweden darf natürlich auch nicht zu kurz kommen ;) Auf dem Weg zu einer Geburtstagsparty 🎉😊 BBQ at the beach with some exchange students…
We spent a week in Pantanal, looking for the elusive Jaguar, and, we found it!!
Hey all. I attended a photography class where we used lemons and dropped them in a water tank. The objective of the task was capture the water displacement when…
Back to top
Forgot your password?
By Creating an account, I accept Photoblog’s Terms of Service