Terra cotta Army

Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army (simplified Chinese: 兵马俑; traditional Chinese: 兵馬俑; pinyin: bīngmǎ yǒng;
literally “soldier and horse funerary statues”) are the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of China.
The terracotta figures, dating from 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers near Xi’an, Shaanxi province,
China near the Mausouleum of the First Qin Emperor. (Chinese: 秦始皇陵; pinyin: Qín Shǐhuáng Líng).
The figures vary in height (183–195 cm – 6 ft–6 ft 5in), according to their role, the tallest being the generals.
The figures include strong warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians.
Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers,
130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits.

Our 2nd day In Xi’an,

we booked the tour from the Hotel,

Coz Terra cotta Pit is quite far from central.

we have to go there by car around 45 min.

So we decided to book the private tour from the Hotel,

Plus with the  Tour Guide, My Tour Guide, a Chinese Guy.

who(Think) he can speak English,

But I barely understand when  he talk .

I have to tell him to repeat what he talked,

I think my English suck, but he even more..lol..

Briefly about Terracotta Army from My Tour Guide( as i remember)

1.Founded by a local farmer,

around 5 farmers(as i remember)

now only one or two still alive.

and now they not work as a farmer anymore..

They become rich…lol…. as you see  one picture, me Dave and Old man,

he is the founder. all he do, he sitting there, sell his book and give autograph…..

Damn. hes such a lucky man  😀

2.The figure of the Terra Cotta army very height (6ft-6ft5in)

so i think the Chinese ppl (army)must be very strong and Height

3. The figure of the Terra Cotta Army created separate,

as you see some have no head, and inside the body is hollow

4. Many of the tomb builders were also buried alive,

include single ladies too.

Because the Emperor Qin believed that life under the ground

after death was a continuation of life on earth

5.The modern Chrome’plating technology appeared

in  western countried in 1920s to 1930s,

But it had emerged in China 2,200 years before.

(i think this is amazing)

Some more pics from the Tomb