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5/40.- Xian, Museum of Qin Terra Cotta Warriors

So far, six pits have been discovered in the area. Three of them are open to the public. Pit Number 1 was where it all started, it is the biggest one and was the first opened to the public; Pit Number 2, found in 1976, contained over a thousand warriors and 90 chariots of wood; Pit Number 3 is considered the headquarters of the army, with soldiers standing around officials.

In the pits you find glass boxes with some of the found warriors on display. Some of them have been restored. In the picture you can see one of them.

The Army of Terracotta Warriors archaeological site was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages.

On the way back from the archeological museum, I stopped on a public park that has some interesting pagodas.

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