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Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses

The Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses are the most important archeological excavations of the 20th century that was opened to the public in 1979. It is one of the well-renowned museums that were built on the sites of its findings. The main highlights of this museum are its more than 10,000 exposed pits with clay warriors and horses. The hall of two bronze chariots and horses are the key attraction of this place. It is counted as the huge treasury of Qin dynasty’s military affairs, art, culture, science and technology. The name of this building has been mentioned in the list of UNISCO World Heritage Site. The site is situated approximately 1.5 kilometers in the east of the burial chamber of the First Qin Emperor. The Pit 1 is housed houses chariots and six thousand figures of soldiers; the Pit 2 had fourteen hundred paintings of cavalrymen, horses and infantrymen. The Pit 3 is incorporated about seventy figures of warriors.

Through these pits, over 7,000 pottery soldiers, horses, chariots, and even weapons have been discovered. Most of them have been re-established to their previous magnificence Since Oct. 1st, 2010 the two merger of Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum into one huge tourist vicinity to make it very popular in the world.

This new addition was opened to the public in October 1, 2011. Recently an appealing experience has been noticed: the appearance of terracotta warriors revealed from the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang intimately look like modern Chinese people. With a close examination, almost each facial difference of modern Chinese man can be found in the midst of the warrior statures. Over 2,000 years later, out of grand amazement, some people may guess the artisans followed prediction, by which they could forecast the facade of Chinese people living.


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