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The Terracotta Army, China

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A visit to Xi’an, China is incomplete if one does not visit the Terracotta Army. The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. The army was discovered in 1974 to the east of Xi’an in Shaanxi province by farmers who were  digging a water well. The Terracotta Army is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-size models represent the army that triumphed over all other Chinese armies in the Warring States Period, and who ushered in the united imperial China era 2,200 years ago.

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