Terracotta Army - a burial place for at least 8099 full-size terracotta statues of Chinese warriors and their horses, found near the tomb of Qin Shi Chinese emperor Huang Di, near Xi'an in 1974.
Terracotta statues were buried with the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty - Jine Shi Huang in 210-209 years. BC. They were discovered in March 1974 by local farmers during the drilling of an artesian well to the east of Mount Lishan.
Lishan Mountain - is a man-made necropolis of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty. The material for the terracotta warriors was taken from this mountain. Construction of this mausoleum began in 247 BC, the effort required more than 700 thousand. Workers and artisans, and lasted 38 years. Qin Shi Huang was buried in 201 BC g ... According to the great Chinese historian Sima Qian, a lot of jewelry and crafts items were buried with the Emperor.
The warriors and horses Terracotta Army have been made in various parts of China. Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences has made this conclusion by comparing the samples and the dissemination of pollen from the article. Researchers vyyasnili.chto horses produced directly next to the necropolis is likely to facilitate their transportation (horse sculptures weight about 200 kilograms), statues of soldiers lighter, their weight is about 135 kilograms and their place of manufacture is unknown.