Travel Xian's Terracotta Warriors in China Tours
Discovered in 1974 by a group of farmers digging a well, Xian Terracotta Warriors (other names: Army of Terracotta, terracotta soldiers) stunned the world with his art and figures. The Terracotta Army was built to protect the tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang, the founding emperor of the Qin Dynasty, and the emperor who unified China. The site of the Terracotta Warriors became a museum. The Terracotta Warriors Museum has four part name dug wells: Well 1, Pit2, and Pit4 Pit3.
What makes the terracotta warriors in Xi'an so amazing is that everyone is unique, life size? Each face is different and the clothes and hairstyles have individual characteristics. Each soldier was armed with a weapon of real bronze. The charioteers were fully functional wooden carts pulled by horses of terra cotta. Archers, lancers, infantry, tank, and the generals have been excavated. When new each soldier was covered with paint and had the appearance of an army of living men. So far over 700 warriors, 100 chariots and 400 horses have been excavated in the four wells.
In ancient times, wood roofs held over soldiers collapsed crushing the bottom of the army. Because of this, no soldier has been found intact. The full warriors who see the visitors were reconstructed from hundreds and sometimes thousands of fragments carefully put back together. The excavations are time consuming. Each warrior is covered with bright paint, but as soon as the warrior is dug and the mud starts to dry, the flakes of pain and lost forever. Because of this, the Chinese authorities have stopped the excavations until a means of preserving the paint is discovered.
Excavated near the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang had two miniature bronze chariots. The cars are very large and are accurate in every detail. Are copies of the Emperor's personal cars, and every detail has been reproduced in bronze. Everything from the driver's arms and personal ornaments were reproduced. There is even a small box full of arrows to be fired miniature crossbow. In the building where the bronze chariots chariots are shown in the terracotta warrior were discovered. They were made of wood and bronze. The wooden parts rotted long ago, but the bronze pieces are still around and its workforce is amazing.
It's really amazing to think that this incredible site was built long ago by these primitive tools and only to protect a tomb. In 1987, this archaeological treasure has been added to the List of World Cultural Heritage.