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Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Soldier and Horse Figures

Emperor Qin Shi Huang, or the first emperor of Qing, was the first Chinese ruler to unify China. His tomb lies 30 km to the east of Xi'an city.

One day in March 1974 some local farmers struck terra-cotta life-size soldiers, generals and horses as well as large quantities of burial articles are on display. The terra-cotta figures of generals armored soldiers, robed soldiers and archers stood in an awe-inspiring battle array.

Also uncovered and on display are tens of thousands of battle weapons and a large lacquered bronze chariot and horses. This world's "eighth wonder" serves as a proof of the prosperity of ancient Chang'an and the reason why the city served as the starting point of the Silk Road.

The museum is open from 8:30 to 18:00.

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