Army officer terracotta figure discovered in China

Published on July 17th, 2009 | by Admin


Archaeolgists in China have found 100 new terracotta figures, including one of an army officer.

So far, the majority of discovered figures are archers, infantrymen and charioteers that the Qin Emperor, who had the site built, hoped would follow him into the afterlife.

Less than 10 armoured generals have been unearthed with the army, part of a burial site for Qin Shi Huang, who presided over the unification of China in 221 BC and is seen as the first emperor of the nation.

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