Colored Terracotta Warriors displayed in Xian until March 28, 2015

11/10/2014
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News: An exhibition of colored Qin Terra-cotta Warriors is being holden in the Qin Shihuang Mausoleum Site Museum in Xian, the capital of Shaanxi Province, marking the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the ancient artworks. It will remain open until March 28, 2015.

Xian Colored Terracorra Warriors

Xian Colored Terracorra Warriors

On the exhibition, visitors can see colored warriors, warrior heads and terracotta fragments, most of which are the first time to be showed. These warriors are the reflection of the real world in the underground kingdom and the military force of the period of Qin Shihuang.

In 1974, the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, also Terracotta Army, were firstly unearthed. They were all gray as the colors painted on them had fallen off because they were made and buried for over 2,000 year. But in 1998, there were 8 kneeling warriors being found with color painted on them. The colored warriors catch visitors’ eyes when they were displayed to the public. After then, by further excavation, more and more colored pottery warriors were found.

Xian Terracotta Warriors

Xian Terracotta Warriors

If you travel to Xian without visiting Qin Terra-cotta Warriors, then we can say that you have not been to Xian. The Warriors is the main attractions for visitors from home and aboard. When you come the museum, you will find three pits: No.1 Pit, No.2 Pit, No.3 Pit and No.4 Pit respectively.

No.1 Pit, which is 230m long and 62m wide, contains the main army of more than 6,000 figures, 11 corridors with small bricks, wooden ceiling, reed mats and layers.

No.2 Pit has cavalry and infantry units as well as war chariots and is thought to represent a military guard. No.3 Pit is the command post, with high-ranking officers and a war chariot. No. 4 Pit is empty, perhaps left unfinished by its builders.

Colored Terracorra Warriors

Colored Terracorra Warriors

Colored Terracorra Warriors

Colored Terracorra Warriors

Colored Terracorra Warriors

Colored Terracorra Warriors