29th Day of March – Fatcowco – 1974 – Terracotta Army was discovered

1974 – Terracotta Army was discovered

The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.

It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife.

1974 – Terracotta Army was discovered

The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered on 29 March, 1974 by local farmers in Lintong County, outside Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits near Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum.

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