A photo from open sources One of the largest China’s attractions is the Great Wall of China, however, besides her, in China, for some reason, there is less known, but nonetheless an amazing terracotta army. This army includes 8099 statues of terracotta warriors and horses, and this is only those that were found. Terracotta Army was discovered in 1974 year near the tomb of the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang.
A photo from open sources This building is truly impressive in its scale and can argue with such a wonder of the world as Egypt the pyramids. Researchers believe that a similar army of clay the emperor needed the soldier to satisfy his imperious ambitions in the afterlife. And earlier, according to Chinese traditions, it was it is customary to bury living people together with the emperor, these statues are became the first experience when instead of living people decided to bury clay statues, but do not forget that according to some estimates over 70 thousand specialists were buried with the emperor workers with their families for various reasons (for example, to save secrecy of this place). Emperor Qin was very afraid of death and therefore fanatically sought the means of eternal life. Some researchers claim that the emperor sent an army of 8 thousand man, so that they get him the treasured potion of immortality, but for now those were on hikes, he used mercury pills, which is possible and caused his death. The construction of the entire necropolis took 38 years, it was attended by over 700 thousand workers and artisans. Interestingly, the statues of warriors were executed very skillfully, each the warrior had his rank and weapons, individual facial features, which expressed different emotions. Subsequently, statues were found. acrobats, musicians, officials, as well as two bronze chariots. Chariots were found 20 meters from the tomb. emperor, they consist of more than 300 details and are decorated precious metals.