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The First Emperor: China’s entombed warriors

The area containing the Terracotta Army is still being excavated after 35 years.  Of the four pits discovered, only one pit has been completely excavated – and found to be empty, showing that the grand project had not been completed by the death of the Emperor.  Of the rest, only about 20% of the figures have been unearthed!

Apart from the warrior figures, lots of other artifacts have been found.  The surviving artifacts are mostly made from bronze, but remains of wooden chariots and other structures have also been found.  A total of 120 objects are currently being displayed in the collection.

Some of these photos were published in an article in The ONE Magazine, January 2011 Issue. The ONE is a Chinese & Japanese bilingual magazine with distribution in Sydney and Melbourne.

Published by Valent Lau

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