ARCHAEOLOGY

China finds over 100 new terra-cotta warriors

Fresh excavations near the tomb of China’s first emperor have revealed 110 new terra-cotta warriors that have been covered up for 2,200 years, archaeologists said -- adding to the army of over 8,000 solders.

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June 9, 2012: Archaeologists work on terracotta warriors from the third excavation of pit one at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in Xi'an in northwest China's Shaanxi province.
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June 9, 2012: Members of an archaeology team work at the excavation site inside the No.1 pit of the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, on the outskirts of Xi'an, Shaanxi province. It is the first time that shields have been unearthed during an excavation.
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June 9, 2012: Researchers unearth terracotta statues of musicians and entertainers at the excavation pit of the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in central China's Shaanxi province.
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April 24, 2012: Replicas of China's Terracotta Warriors painted in various designs are lined up and secured in the back of truck in Vancouver, British Columbia. Artists from around the area were invited to design and paint the fiberglass replicas which will distributed and put on display in various parts of Vancouver and nearby Richmond.
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June 9, 2012: A terracotta warrior is unearthed at the excavation site inside the No.1 pit of the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in central China's Shaanxi province.
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View of Pit 1, the largest excavation pit of the Terracotta Army.
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The terracotta army, a collection of sculptures depicting the sprawling armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.
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China finds over 100 new terra-cotta warriors

Fresh excavations near the tomb of China’s first emperor have revealed 110 new terra-cotta warriors that have been covered up for 2,200 years, archaeologists said -- adding to the army of over 8,000 solders.

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