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China, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

 Posted by , last edited on October 16, 2013 at 08:08:24

Location Lintong County, Shaanxi Province, China
Coordinates N34 22 60 E109 5 60
Date of Inscription 1987

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No doubt thousands of statues still remain to be unearthed at this archaeological site, which was not discovered until 1974. Qin (d. 210 B.C.), the first unifier of China, is buried, surrounded by the famous terracotta warriors, at the centre of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital, Xianyan. The small figures are all different; with their horses, chariots and weapons, they are masterpieces of realism and also of great historical interest.

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