The Terracotta Army


Below a few photographs recorded during a visit to the terracotta army in Xi’an, China in 2008.

The terracotta army is a collection of at least 8,000 life-sized terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, and dating back to the late third century BCE. The pits where the soldiers are buried is only a small fraction of the funeral complex of the emperor. The actual tomb of the emperor has not yet been opened.

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