The Terracotta Army Of China

Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta statues depicting the armies of China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang. It is a type of art that was buried with the Emperor in 210 2120 BC with the purpose of protecting the Emperor in his later life.

These figures date to the end of the third century BC, discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lantong County, outside the Chinese city of Xi’an, Shaanxi. The figures vary in height depending on their character, including the tall generals. Statistics include warriors, chariots, and horses. The 2007 estimate was that the Terracotta Army’s three vessels had more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 mounted horses, most of whom remained buried in the pit near Shi Huang’s tomb. Other terraces also found other terracotta non-military figures, including officers, acrobats, powerful and musicians.

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