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New terracotta warriors found…but how many?

The Chinese media is reporting that 100 new terracotta warriors have been found, but the director of the Terracotta Army Museum says the number is actually closer to 10.

China’s state news agency Xinhua, and the AFP, reported that archaeologists have found 100 figures in the “number three” excavation pit at the museum’s site in Shaanxi Province, where work started one month ago.

Director of the museum, Chao Wei, told The Art Newspaper that “it is impossible, the pit is only 200 sq. m, if you were here and saw the site you would see it was not possible to have 100 figures in the pit. Potentially there are maybe ten figures, but work has only just begun”.

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