Terracotta Army, Xi’an (Shaanxi, China)


The Terracotta Army, is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife, and to make sure that he had people to rule over. The figures were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers.

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