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The Museum of terracotta horses and warriors

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The Museum of terracotta horses and warriors - the eighth wonder of the world. In China, near Lishan mountain near the ancient capital city XI'an, is the burial. It is the Emperor of the Qin dynasty, and at least 8100 terracotta warriors with horses in full human growth.

Qin Shi lived in the third century BC and was a prominent man in the history of China. During his lifetime he was able to unite all of China and completed the construction of the great wall of China. It was a man endowed with great power and great ambition that he decided to realize extraordinary way. To the grave he took the huge reserves of the precious treasure and a man-made army. Besides, along with Sinem was buried to 70 thousand workers and their families, 48 concubines (buried alive).

The statue was discovered not so long ago, in 1974, farmers in drilling wells near Lishan mountain. The excavations took place in three stages, the last one began on 13 June 2009. The army of artificial soldiers buried in the vaults of a mile from the burials of the Qin.

Mount Lishan is the burial place of Emperor Qin. Material for some of the statues were taken from this mountain. The construction of the mausoleum began in 247 BC and lasted for 38 years. All the statues of soldiers made by craftsmen in different parts of China. The horses were made near the burial, due to the very high weight, to move them would be too expensive and hard.

Each figure of a warrior - a real work of art. They are all made by hand, with different techniques, different artists and of different materials. Each of the soldiers unique and has its own features, some weaponry (spears, swords, crossbows, bows), horse. Given the number of soldiers, the scale is shocking, and there were found statues of musicians, actors, officials, chariots.

UNESCO included the terracotta army in the world heritage List.