Terracotta Soldiers


These are the terracotta warriors of Xian. Archeologists have uncovered around 2,000 men so far - they believe there are more than 8,000 in total. They are believe to have been commissioned by China's first Emperor - Qin - to protect him in the afterlife, although there is no written record of the project. Amazing!

5 comments:

Olivier said...

surprenante cette armée de statues, superbe.

Per Stromsjo said...

So he didn't need any women protecting him at all then?

Dan Allen said...

How wonderful that you are experiencing all of this.

brian said...

i remember reading about this find in National Geographic as a kid! =)

D said...

WOW, I just read the wiki article about these guys. It is amazing! How cool that you got to see them in person!