Terra Cotta Army Picture

The Terra Cotta Army is located east of Emperor Qin's Mausoleum, serving as guardians to protect the entrance of the Emperor's burial…

The Terra Cotta Army is located east of Emperor Qin's Mausoleum, serving as guardians to protect the entrance of the Emperor's burial. The whole area is about 20 hectares. Four main buildings of the museum, which were named Pit 1, Pit 2, Pit 3 and Bronze Chariot and Horses Museum, were constructed on their original sites in different years. On March 29,1974, when local farmers of Xiyang Village of Lingtong Country were drilling a series of wells in search of water, pottery fragments and ancient bronze weapons were discovered accidentally. In the last 20 years, the terra-cotta Museum has developed and become the largest on-site museum in China.The three pits vary in size and shape. Pit 1 is the largest one in rectangular shape, housing the main force of the army; Pits 2 is located some 20 meters north of Pit 1, which is a complex battle formation formed by charioteers, archers, cavalrymen and infantrymen. It is specially used for supporting the main force; Pit 3, located 25 meters to the north of Pit 1 and to the west of pit 2, was evidently the headquarters…

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