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