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Terracotta figures of general and officer unearthed in China

23.01.2022 197 просмотров

Archaeologists have discovered another 25 terracotta warriors in the tomb of China's first emperor.


Archaeologists discovered another 25 clay warrior figures in 2021 in the tomb of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi (259-210 BC) in Shaanxi Province. This was reported on Friday by Xinhua News Agency.


It is noted that among the found figures there are statues of a general and an officer of middle rank. Moreover, the colors in which they were painted are well preserved. According to scientists, this find is of great importance for further study of the terracotta army.


Qin Shi Huang in 221 B.C. e. became the first emperor of China. He buried with more than 8 thousands. figures of warriors and horses, which are made in life-size. Historians believe that the army was supposed to protect the peace of the emperor and help him become the ruler in the world of the dead.


The Terracotta Army was discovered in 1974  three Chinese peasants digging a well. In 1976  archaeologists explored the nearby territory with special probes and found out that underground there is a certain structure made of clay on an area of 6 thousand square meters. square meters. In the course of excavations, scientists several times decided to suspend archaeological work, as the technologies of that time did not allow them to keep ancient artifacts in safety.


In 1987  The tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, became the first site in China to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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