The Workers’ Tombs of Terracotta Warriors Were Discovered

14/05/2014

According to the report of Shaanxi Archaeological Institute:
On May 5th, 45 ancient tombs have been discovered about 5 kilometers from the Mausoleum of the first Qin Shihuang and its Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The Archaeologists believe that the tombs could be the tombs for the designers and workers who built the mausoleum.

Terracotta Warriors No.1 Pit

Terracotta Warriors No.1 Pit

The Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, which have been considered among the archaeological wonders of the world and have attracted millions of visitors from both home and abroad annually, were found in 1974 in pits next to the mausoleum. Later, a museum was built to cover the pits; it opened to the public in October 1979.

Nowadays, the museum covers an area of 16,300 square meter, including No.1 Pit, No.2 Pit and No.3 Pit.

Terracotta Warriors No.1 Pit

Terracotta Warriors No.1 Pit

No.1 Pit is the largest one, first opened to the public on Oct. 1st, 1979. There are columns of soldiers at the front, followed by war chariots at the back.

Terracotta Warriors No.1 Pit

Terracotta Warriors No.1 Pit

No.2 Pit, found in 1976, is 20 meters northeast of No. 1 Pit. It contained over a thousand warriors and 90 chariots of wood. It was unveiled to the public in 1994.

Terracotta Warriors No.2 Pit

Terracotta Warriors No.2 Pit

No.3 Pit is found by the archaeologists in 1976, 25 meters northwest of No. 1 Pit. It looked like to be the command center of the armed forces. It went on display in 1989, with 68 warriors, a war chariot and four horses.

Terracotta Warriors No.3 Pit

Terracotta Warriors No.3 Pit