China's Terracotta Warriors

by Betty August. 22, 2009 4393 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 7 years, 8 months ago

good set,

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kimber 7 years, 9 months ago

wow! i always find historical stuff like this so interesting

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Arie 7 years, 9 months ago

Very interesting.

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 7 years, 9 months ago

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kamila 7 years, 9 months ago

very intresting set my friend :)

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Relee 7 years, 9 months ago

Very interesting~Great shots :))

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Edyta 7 years, 9 months ago

interesting set, thanks for sharing!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Smitha 7 years, 9 months 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 :)

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Nancy 7 years, 9 months ago

Fantastic set and captures:))

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Pedro Pinho 7 years, 9 months ago

Amazing!Thanks for sharing! :)

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 7 years, 9 months ago

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

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 7 years, 9 months ago

Amazing, and a bit terrifying.

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tom 7 years, 9 months 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

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 9 months ago

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

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Oweena 7 years, 9 months 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.

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tiffany 7 years, 9 months ago

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

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kasia And Michaå‚ 7 years, 9 months 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.).

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 9 months ago

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

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Buffy 7 years, 9 months 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.

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Buffy 7 years, 9 months 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."

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Leah De Guzman Huete 7 years, 9 months ago

A very well documented set!
Thank you for sharing

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Walter 7 years, 9 months ago

Fantastic work indeed. :-)

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 9 months ago

Very interesting find!!!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 9 months ago

Wow, impressive set!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 9 months ago

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

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Aslan G. Aghdam 7 years, 9 months ago

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

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Simon Giles 7 years, 9 months ago

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

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Prem Moktan 7 years, 9 months ago

Very interesting..!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 7 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful report.

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Janet Lippincott 7 years, 9 months ago

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

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lyency 7 years, 9 months ago

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

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 9 months ago

Wow. Great documentation. Thanks for sharing.

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
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