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May Day Holiday Travel Guide: Xi'An - Walk through the time tunnel (2)

By Xue Meng (People's Daily Online)

13:47, April 25, 2012

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses (People's Daily Online/Xue Meng)

In 1974, a group of farmers found some pottery in this area while digging for a well. The site was soon discovered by the archeologists and the museum opened in 1979. Now the museum is divided into three sections: No.1 Pit, No.2 Pit and No.3 Pit, tagged in the order of their discoveries. No.1 Pit is the largest, containing columns of soldiers at the front, followed by war chariots at the back. No.2 Pit contains over a thousand warriors and 90 wooden chariots. No.3 looks like it used to be the command center of the armed forces. In total, approximately 8,000 clay warriors and horses and more than 10,000 bronze weapons have been found in these pits. Terra-cotta Army, “the eighth wonder of the world”, has been listed as a UNESCO "World Heritage Site".

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