New artifacts found at Terracotta Warriors dig

Published on June 16th, 2009 | by Admin


A bronze arrowhead, two clay figures and two chariots have been found on the first day of the new Terracotta Warriors excavation.

“The most important discoveries are two four-horse chariots that are standing in tandem very closely together,” Xinhua quoted Cao Wei as saying. Cao is the deputy curator of the Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum.

Other significant discoveries are two, painted but faded clay figures. The finds appear to answer the widely held belief that another sizable number of warriors exist beneath the tomb of Qin Shihuang, first emperor in Chinese history, and for whom the entire site was created some 2,000 years ago.

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