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New museums for terracotta warriors open in Xi'an

(Xinhua)

14:47, October 01, 2011

Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2011 shows a civil official statue at the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Two new museums for terracotta warrior statues discovered in the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC) have been completed and opened to the public, local authority said on a press conference Friday. Two sorts of unarmored terracotta warriors, acrobatics performers and civil officials, which were excavated from the burial pits coded K9901 and K0006 respectively in the year of 2000, will be displayed for the first time. Qin Shihuang is known as the first Emperor of China. His mausoleum, discovered with more than 7,000 life-sized terracotta statues in 1974, was later declared as a National Heritage site and a World Heritage site. (Xinhua/Feng Guo)
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