Terracotta Army Facts

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Enjoying the reputation as the 'eighth wonder of the world', the Terracotta Army Museum is actually a huge underground military museum, located about 1,500 meters (1,640 yards) east of Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum. The museum is mainly made up of three pits displaying thousands of terracotta warriors and horses, and an exhibition hall exhibiting two chariots and some unearthed Qin Dynasty cultural relics. Detailed information about Terracotta Amy Travel Guide 

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Pit 1 (63)
Pit 1 is the largest of the three excavated pits. Covering an area of 14,260 square meters, the pit contains the vanguard, the main body, the flank and the rearguard.
Pit 2 (35)
Pit 2 is the grandest of the three pits. In this pit, there is a large L-shaped combat formation composed of chariot soldiers, foot soldiers and a troop of cavalry. It is the backbone of the battle array.
Pit 3 (22)

Pit 3 is the smallest pit and also a component of Pit 1 and Pit 2. From the layout, it was probably the headquarters or the command center for the military groups in the other two pits.

The artisans in Qin Dynasty elaborately painted the terracotta warriors, horses and chariots with rich colors after they were molded and baked. However, the colorful paint peeled off immediately when exposed to air.

The Kneeling Archers warriors are quite unique. They were in a kneeling position in the pit. The artisans in Qin Dynasty designed these soldier figures strikingly true to life.

The two bronze chariots and horses are considered to be the earliest, largest and best-preserved bronze chariots and horses in the history of Chinese archaeology.

Besides the exquisite clay  Warriors and Horses, visitors can also appreciate many coins in the Terracotta Army Museum.

The cultural relics in the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang are indeed numerous and varied. 
 Terra-cotta Warriors                  Tiles and Construction Materials 
 Life Appliance                           Qin Weapons                         
 Other Cultural Relics

Visitors can see two precious sets of bronze chariots in this hall as well as other valuable exhibits excavated from the Mausoleum of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

In the Site Park, the newly discovered pit K9901, grave mound of the emperor and some pottery figures are exhibited.

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