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    Terracotta Army..China

    Terracotta Army..China

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    A rank of soldiers. The soldier on the left is missing his head, a result of the fact that the statues were made in pieces and then assembled.



     



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    how the faces of these two soldiers differ from each other. Each statue was constructed to be unique.



    An officer statue.



    Ranks of terracotta infantrymen.



    The warriors were once highly coloured.



    The Terracotta Warriors were once exquisitely painted. Today only a handful of statues contain small amounts of paint. Also notice the incredible detail put into the soles of the warrior's shoes.



    A cavalryman and his mount.

    The statues include many of the different military units in the Emperor's army at the time. Here we see a four horse war chariot with mounts

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    Good share...

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    Nice Army
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    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

    The Terracotta Army ( literally "soldier and horse funerary statues") are the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of China. The terracotta figures, dating from 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by several local farmers near Xi'an, Shanxi province, China near the Mausouleum of the First Qin Emperor.. The figures vary in height (183–195cm - 6ft–6ft 5in), according to their role, the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits.

    The pits


    The four pits associated with the dig are about 1.5km east of the burial ground and are about 7 meters deep.The outside walls of the tomb complex are as if placed there to protect the tomb from the east, where all the conquered states lay. They are solidly built with rammed earth walls and ground layers as hard as concrete. Pit one, 230 meters long, contains the main army, estimated at 8,000 figures. Pit One has 11 corridors, most of which are over 3 meters wide, and paved with small bricks with a wooden ceiling supported by large beams and posts. This design was also used for the tombs of noblemen and would have resembled palace hallways. The wooden ceilings were covered with reed mats and layers of clay for waterproofing, and then mounded with more soil making them, when built about 2 to 3 meters higher than ground level. Pit two has cavalry and infantry units as well as war chariots, and is thought to represent a military guard. Pit three is the command post, with high ranking officers and a war chariot. Pit four is empty, seemingly left unfinished by its builders.

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