What Is The Terracotta Army And When And Where Was It Discovered?

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Focus Question 1: What is the Terracotta Army and when and where was it discovered?
Source 1:
Rosenburg, J. (2015). Terracotta Army Discovered in China. Retrieved from http://history1900s.about.com/od/1970s/qt/terracottaarmy.htm
Notes:
• 1974, life-sized terracotta army was found near Lintong, Xian, Shaanxi, China
• buried in underground pits, 8000 terracotta soldiers and horses were part of the necropolis of Qin Shihuangdi, the first emperor of China
• purpose of the statues were to aid him in the afterlife
• The discovery is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century
• 1974, 3 farmers found terracotta pottery shards whilst drilling holes to find water to dig wells
• what they found instead was a life-sized Terracotta Army estimated to be 2200 years old
• discovered in march 29th and by July a Chinese archaeologist team had already begun to excavate
• Qin Shihuangdi has been remembered as a harsh ruler but also for his many accomplishments
• believed to have taken 700 000 workers to build and had them buried alive in the necropolis to keep intricacies a secret upon completion
• pictures usually display these statues as earthly colours but each, once had been intricately coloured
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