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About 8,000 terracotta warriors were buried near the mausoleum of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi. Statues terracotta warriors are skillfully made foot soldiers, archers, cavalry, chariots, etc. A new historical study gives reason to say that the basis of the style of these sculptures was Ancient Greek art is taken. The find of terracotta warriors has become significant archaeological event of the 20th century. Army of statues in life-size was buried next to the first emperor China. Historical documents indicate that the emperor Qin Shi Huangdi ascended the throne in 246 BC, at about the same time work began on his future pompous grave near Xian (China). For the first time this grave was discovered in the 1970s. During its excavation, archaeologists have discovered thousands of realistic terracotta statues of musicians, artisans, officials, soldiers and horses. Statues have been worked on more 700,000 people, many of whom were either convicted or had any debts to the state. Purpose of this massive the event was to provide the emperor in the afterlife necessary resources and military power. As part of this project sculptors and artisans to create realistic troops in as inspirers used real people dressed in armor and equipped with spears, swords, crossbows. However a long time scientists could not understand how the ancient weapons were made terracotta troops. Experts suggested that crossbows were made of bamboo or wood, and since the wood has long decayed, only the tips and triggers for the bows are preserved. No wear metal parts suggests that this weapon was not used in a real battle, it means it was made exclusively for burial, experts are sure. Moreover, by analyzing the places where the weapons were found, and also by examining the changes in the size and shape of its elements, scientists have suggested that the blocking parts of the launch of the crossbows were cast in identical forms and were produced in small batches. Also weapons the terracotta army was an exclusive development that was not used for other purposes and not put on the production stream. The organization of work on the production of these weapons was based on the structure of society in ancient China. Privileges were being transferred at that time by kind. And the rest of the population was divided into small groups, whose members were collectively responsible according to imperial the laws. That is, if someone in one of these groups committed crime, the members of the group had a choice: to bring the perpetrator to justice, or all together be punished.