China: The Terra Cotta Army

Workers digging a well made an amazing discovery in 1974. They discovered the tomb of
Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di who died in 210 BC.
 
FIrst Emperor
What made it so amazing?
He was buried with life size
terra cotta figures to protect
 him in the after life.
 
Army 3 rows
There are thought to be as
many as 6000 figures. 
 Not all of them have
 been uncovered.
 
These are some of the figures.
Armored General
Armored General
 
Kneeling Archer
Kneeling Archer
 
Charioteer
Charioteer
 
Chariot Horse
Chariot Horse
 
Cavalry Horse
Cavalry Horse
 
Infantryman
Infantryman
 
Here are some other objects
 important to the emperor.
 
Crane
Crane
 
Swan
Swan
 
Openwork Sword Hilt
Openwork Sword Hilt
 
TIger
Tiger
 
Artists, Historians and Archeologists are among the many people that have been working for 40 years on this most amazing discovery!
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