Xian Terra Cotta Army

© Lihui
© Lihui

The Chinese city of Xi’an was the central stronghold for all of the country’s most important ancient dynasties going back 3,000 years.

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Tourists flocking to see the city’s Terra Cotta Army, 6,000 unique and life-size statues buried to protect the tomb of the great Zhou emperor Qin Shi Huang, has made Xi’an famous in modern times.
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That will only multiply when the emperor’s sprawling mausoleum, rumored to hold invaluable treasures and rivers of mercury, is finally opened by archaeologists.

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2008 Olympic game is coming,I think many peoples come from other countrys will visit this great ancient army. Do you want to visit it?Welcome!

Photo credits: Lihui.

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your article is beatiful!
you introduce china's history and culture to the world!


I have visited this beautiful site and was fortunate to meet the man who found a terra cotta warrior's head when digging a well. He gave the piece to a government representative who brought archaeologists to the site. I will be interested to see what is in the Emperor's mausoleum. Maybe that will encourage me to make a return visit.


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