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Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an, China

Posted: May 30, 2013
Buried with the emperor in 210 BC, the purpose of the terracotta army was to protect the emperor in his after life. Located in the Lintong District of the city of of Xi'an, Shaanxi province, the warriors were discovered on 29th of March 1974 by a local farmer while digging a new well near the Qin Emperor's tomb. The well is still visible near the top right end of Pit #1, while the farmer is now a famous man and apparently protected by several guards when visiting the site - to the ooo's and ahhh's of the visting countrymen.  However, Xi'an is more than just the terracotta warriors (although seeing them is an amazing experience). The city of Xi'an also offers the Big (and Small) Goose Pagoda, the very interesting Shaanxi Museum, the Muslim Quarter which is really a city within a city, the fascinating ancient city walls, and much more. Its worth spending a week in Xi'an!  Photos of the Warriors.   FULL STORY COMING SOON.