TERRACOTA ARMY – EMPEROR’S ETERNAL GUARDIANS
Have you ever watch a movie called “The Myth” starring famous actor Jackie Chan or “The Mummy” in “Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” series? The movie took the background story of Terracotta army.
Terracotta army sculptures is one of the most amazing human works. These statues were made 210-209 BC ago to guard statue of China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang.
For sure, you will be amazed when entering the Terracotta army area. Imagine, more than 7,000 army, horses, chariots, and ancient weapons were all made of terracotta. The troops dressed in full war suit, with height just like an ordinary human.
Although only statues, but the historic objects made almost resembles the original human. Some say, The terracotta army originally are real warriors of China, but somehow turned into stones. There also theory said that the statues made to frighten the enemy during the war. Clothes and face of the Statues are so detailed. The relics is very minimal in damage, although it was forgotten for thousands years. The statues were originally decorated with brightly colored paint, but after 2,000 years stored underground, the paints faded.
Terracotta army of China discovered in 1974 by a group Chinese farmer who was trying to drill a well. Soon after, Archaeologists and scientists were immediately in action. In 1979, Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses opened. in 1987 the area became one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Now, Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses become part of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum Site Park. You can enter this place by paying US $13, The place opened from 8:00 to 16:00 local time.
Pictures of Terracotta Army