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China unearths ruined palace near terracotta army

Excavations near Xi'an reveal vast ancient palace complex a quarter of the size of Beijing's Forbidden City. The palace is the largest complex discovered so far in the emperor's sprawling 22 square-mile (56 square-km) second-century BC mausoleum, which lies on the outskirts of Xi'an, an ancient capital city in central China,

110 new terracotta warriors unearthed in China

Archaeologists working in China have uncovered 110 new terracotta warriors and 12 pottery horses in Xi'an. "The... excavation on the 200-square-metre (2,152-square-feet) site has found a total of 110 terracotta figurines," Shen Maosheng from the Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum -- which oversees the tomb -- told AFP. "The most

2,000-year-old tomb unearthed in China

Archaeologists in China have found a 2,000-year-old Han Dynasty tomb in the ancient capital of Xi-an. Ding Yan, a research assistant of the Shaanxi provincial institute of archaeology and head of the tomb archaeological excavation site, said the tomb was the only one not robbed among the 14 tombs in the

114 new terracotta warriors uncovered in China

114 new terracotta statues have been unearthed from the Qin dynasty tomb complex in Xian, China. The statues, many of which were found in pieces, were brightly coloured and lying alongside pots, weapons and other items, said China Daily. Research teams also found evidence of burn marks on the clay,

Archaeologists battle mites to save 1,400-year-old city wall

An ancient wall in Xi'an, China, with more than 14 centirues of history, is being eaten away by mites. Experts were surprised to find it had been the mites undermining the wall at the Hanguang Entrance Remains Museum during their one-year research for further protection. "The discovery is the world's first of

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