Archaeologists excavating a burial pit in the ancient capital of Xi’an are hopeful that a trove of ancient artifacts will be unearthed at a site that once guarded the mausoleum of China’s first emperor.
A cache of over 8,000 life-sized warrior statues was discovered in the 1970s near China's ancient capital of Xi'an. Each terracotta figure has unique facial features, which has led to one of the ancient world's greatest mysteries. Who are these people? Are they modeled on an actual army?
Earlier today, Chinese archaeologists announced the discovery of 110 life-sized terracotta warriors, guarding the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor.