Xian Terra Cotta warriors

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The terra cotta warriors of Xian, China are truly the archeological find of the 20th century! In my estimation, they are the 8th wonder of the world, on a par with the great pyramids. Each terra cotta warrior has a different face, depicting the emperor's army individuals.

Found by a simple farmer, who was digging a new well in a time of drought, the find is a treasure going back to the first emperor of China.

The emperor's tomb, under a man-made hill, has still not been excavated. One can only wonder at the treasures that will be found there. This cruel emperor was also responsible for the great wall of China, and the deaths of thousands of laborers.

The Xian site is a great artistic and archeological treasure!

13 responses

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    Fantastic shot Nancy!! Great info!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    This is fantastic Nancy!!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    Yes, I know about them. Totally a wonderous find and a real treasure for sure. Thanks for showing this to us! Well done!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    I really want to go there!

  • Benny R@mirez

    Benny R@mirez   gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    cool shot!

  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    Wonderful shot!! You are so lucky that you have seen this treasure!!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (22 Sep 2010):


  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    An amazing part of history

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (20 Jan 2013):

    I've seen these in a museum exhibit. A new perspective on the theme.

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (20 Jan 2013):

    Good "eye level" shot. Usually only VIPS get this view of these remarkable (but maybe heavily restored) figures.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    Great picture of a special OLD collection in the world

  • Haim Yavets

    Haim Yavets said (22 Jan 2013):

    excellent picture

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    great entry Nancy!

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