terracotta army

We have selected Travel China Guide as the world's very best website on the Terracotta Army.

The Travel China Guide website describes the Emperor Qin's Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses Museum, which houses the famous collection of 8,099 life-size terracotta statues that were buried with the first Emperor Qin in 210-209 BC. Construction of the mausoleum began in 246 BC, and is believed to have taken 700,000 craftsmen 38 years to construct.

The website is organized into the following main sections: The Terracotta Army Museum; Emperor Qin Shihuang, How the Mausoleum was Constructed, The Satellite Pits and Tombs, The Discovery & Excavation of the Terracotta Army, The Terracotta Figures Construction, The Colorful Uniform of Qin Terracotta Figures, The Unique Weapons in the Terracotta Pits.

The section on the Satellite Pits and Tombs contains illustrated articles on the following topics: Pit of Rare Birds & Animals, Stable Pits, Tombs of Emperor Qin's Children, Mass Graves, Pit of Bronze Chariots & Horses, Stone Armor & Horses, Terracotta Acrobats, and Civil Officials.

Click here for the Travel China Guide website: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shaanxi/xian/terra_cotta_army/