The Terracotta Army (Xian, China) Reviews
Description:Sightseeing Type: Castles / Palaces / The magnificent terracotta army individually made to protect the dead emperor.
Newest Review: ... and he ordered that the tomb should be guarded by an army to deter grave robbers. In his mausoleum he would have been buried with lots of treasure and valuable items including pottery jewellery and weapons so that his existence in the after life would be as comfortable as it was on earth. It appears that over the many years that it had been buried it had in fact been discovered by grave ... more
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by - written on 27/10/09 (Very useful, 147 readings)
The Terracotta Warriors. Xian When I was fourteen I remember watching with mouth agog at the news reports of the discovery of the terracotta warriors in Xian, China. They were accidentally discovered by a group of farmers who were drilling a well for water. They came across some unusual pieces of pottery. The authorities heard about it and a delegation was sent to examine the pieces of pottery. It was quickly identified as pottery from around the time of the first Emperor and this was quickly relayed to more senior officials. Shortly followed a massive influx of archaeologists who started to dig and found the terracotta warriors who were supposed to be ... Read the complete review