Tuesday, August 6, 2013

CHINA ~Qin Shihuang's Terracota Warriors & Horses-Pit nr 2 -UNESCO~

Another one of China's most famous tourist attractions...the fact that the warriors not have been moved to a museum but that it is built around the site makes it even more special...Thanks a lot Hao Xin!!

(left)Protecting the common homeland defenitives stamp
 issued in 2002 and
China's Rejuvenation Turn of the Century,
Beginning of a New Millennium stamp
(Issued 01-01-2001)

One of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this 16,300-square-meter excavation reveals more than 7,000 life-size terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations, divided into three sections: Pit nr1-2-3.

Pit nr 2 was found in 1976 and contains over thousand warriors and 90 chariots of wood and is the most spectacular of the three pits.Covering an area of 7,176 square yards, it is L-shaped, measuring 136 yards from east to west, 107 yards from north to south, and sixteen feet deep.
 It was opened for the public in 1994.

 The site was made a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.

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