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Discovered in 1974 by a farmer digging a well, the terracotta soldiers are part of the burial of the first Qin emperor. The burial consists of four main pits that contain 8, 000 soldiers and horses. This is pit one, it has 6,000 statues. The army consists of archers, infantry and

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Discovered in 1974 by a farmer digging a well, the terracotta soldiers are part of the burial of the first Qin emperor. The burial consists of

four main pits that contain 8, 000 soldiers and horses. This is pit one, it has 6,000 statues. The army consists of archers, infantry and

Cavalry. The burial was an pyramid of earth. The top has been shaved off to reveal the pits. Excavations of pits two and three are still being done.

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Archers stand ready to serve the emperor.

The statues have individual features and

Hairstyles. Hairstyles were based on the different

Provinces of China. Some figures wear hats or

Caps based on their region.

An infantry soldier sits in

Shifted layers of earth. Many

Soldiers exist in this state.

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Statues would have been fully painted. The paint has faded over the years in the burial or it peels off when the statues are brought out of the pits. Today, researchers will treat the statues with a

Chemical before removal.

Style of armor and color of the tassels indicate rank.

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Researchers have examined the remains of paint

On the terracotta soldiers. This has allowed researchers

to digitally color soldiers and to paint replicas.

Digital painted soldier

Painted replica

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Recent finds in

The 1990’s reveal

Miniature statues

Of scribes and bureaucrats

These statues shows a

Range of body styles and poses There are many satellite pits that contains entertainers, and animals

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How soldiers are made

Wet clay is formed around a wooden armature to make

torso and arms.

The details

Of armor are hand

Sculpted.

Head are baked in ovens heated to1,000 degrees. Statues are baked for several days.

Hands are massed

Produced , then

Fitted to bodies.

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They were exactly modeled after the real chariots, horse and driver, but made in half size.

In December 1980, archaeologists discovered a large pit holding two sets of painted bronze chariots and horses, 20 meters with the Emperor Qin’s tomb mound. When excavated, the chariots and horses were damaged into thousands

Restored first chariot and team.

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Landslides and roof

Collapse have destroyed many figures

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Bibliography

"Emperor Qin terracotta warrior and horses museum." pits of bronze horses and drivers. 31 Oct 2006 <http://www.bmy.com.cn/english/tcm/L30.htm>.

Mazzatenta, O. Louis. "China\'s Warriors – Rise From the Earth." National Geographic October 1996: 68 - 84.

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