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Monday, 2 April 2012 at 18:03
When you are looking for Terracotta Warrior tours there are many to choose from. The Terracotta army is one of the largest burial sites in the world and is protected as a world heritage by UNESCO. The first emperor of China demanded that he be buried with his men and their horses when he passed on around 210BC.
The site was originally discovered by local farmers in the area in 1974. Qin Shi Huang requested that he was buried with an army not only for his protection but as a matter of tradition. The ritual also ensures that the great leaders had enough people to rule in the afterlife.
The burial ground has been thoroughly analyzed since its discovery and a lot of information has been ascertained from this about how death was celebrated during this time and by this culture. Warriors line all four of the main pits and are said to face the direction of the most likely attack, based on the fact that the emperor conquered many of the surrounding areas. Evidence of fire, breakages and missing items suggest it was prone to attack in the past although now it is a highly guarded wonder of the world.
Each statue is made from the same materials but they have been individually personalized to all look different in their own way. There were only eight face moulds apparently used for the figures and all of the materials came from Mount Li which was close by. There are many different items that were also made including chariots, weapons and horses all with individual markings and features to set them apart from each other.
There are a variety of figures and items that can be found at the edges of the burial site that have been included aside from the army. There are real weapons coated with a substance that has preserved their integrity including spears, swords and even a battle-axe. You can find musicians, rare animals and acrobats in certain areas.
Some of the items found were sent to the British museum in London to be included in a vast exhibition of the findings. It is estimated that around seven hundred thousand people completed the burial preparations. The museum had its largest ever visitor count when the display was opened to the general public.
When it comes to Terracotta warrior tours you will be able to find a wide selection of inclusive excursions that will suit you. It is worth seeing for yourself all of the the work and effort that has gone into producing such a spectacle. Find further information on the internet or in your local area.
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