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The Terracotta Army near Xi'an, China

In 1974, some local farmers digging a well found pieces of pottery, leading to the discovery of the "terracotta army". So far, more than 8,000 figures of soldiers, horses and chariots have been found buried at the site. They represent the army of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, and were buried with the emperor in 210 - 209 BC to protect him in the afterlife.


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