Terracotta Warriors, Xian

Posted by Lai Chan See (Singapore, Singapore) on 21 October 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

These terracotta soldiers guard the tomb of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, who died in 210 BC. This emperor unified China in 221 BC by conquering all the warring states of the time. His tomb was built over almost 4 decades, and consisted of a huge necropolis that has yet to bve opened.
Qin Shi Huang was responsible also for beginning to construct the Great Wall of China to protect against hostile nomads from the north.

In 1974 farmers found these terracotta soldiers accidentally when digging wells near Xian. Excavation is still on-going.

 

Nikon D300
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ISO 2500
123 mm (35mm equiv.)

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