Terracotta Army Museum In China

Posted On November 21, 2009 

Many farmers from Xian, a culturally famous city of China discovered weapons made up of bronze and broken pieces of armored terracotta warriors on a fine day of spring in year 1974 while they were sinking a deep well. This discovery which is made in the 20th century is one of the most amazing archeological discoveries of the recent times. The state authority decided t build the museum on the site by 1975. Once the museum was constructed it was kept all to the public to visit. The Terracotta Army Museum is located nearly 1.5 km in the east of The Tomb of Qin Shihuang.

When the well was dig nearly 1800 terracotta warriors were found and the archeologist expected minimum 6000 more to be found from the same place. The terracotta warriors looked as if the warriors were ready for the battle. It is supposed that this collection was a replica of the Qin army in China. The archeological study stated that the terracotta warriors were made nearly 2200 years ago. The study also revealed that high-level technological skills were required to make such a collection and thus it was readily accepted by all that the ancient society was truly powerful and also technologically developed.

Terracotta Army Museum In China

Qin Shi Huang who was the first emperor of the Qin dynasty during the period 259 BC to 210 BC was supposed to be the founder of the China’s first empire. He build up the strength of his army Qin Shi Huang expanded his army with the help of nearly one million professional soldiers. It was Qin Shi Huang who started the construction of the Great Wall of China.

Qin Shi Huang wanted to be known even to his future generations so he decided to build a replica of his kingdom under the ground. When he died he was buried at the center of the underground palace in his underground kingdom. The construction of the underground kingdom took nearly 37 years to be built also 720000 people were working for this huge construction.

The terracotta army warriors were created to protect the underground kingdom of Quin Shi Huang. All the soldiers and warriors were made with the help of the ten basic designs. When the collection of the terracotta warriors was founded it was believed that all the statues were individually designed based on the individuals face look which was later proved to be wrong.

terra-cotta warriors

The Terracotta Army Museum covers an area of around 16,300 square meters. Further the army museum is divided into three different parts which are known as Pit 1, Pit 2 and Pit 3 respectively. They were tagged according to their discoveries. The largest section is the Pit 1, which was first opened on China’s National Day in year 1979 for the public to visit. The columns of the soldiers are located at the front at the pit and the war chariots are kept at the back

To reach to the museum you can take 914 and Tourist Bus 5 (306) at the East Square of Xian Railway Station. The Opening Hours of the terracotta army museum if from 8 in the morning to 6 in the evening. The estimated time required to visit and have a look at the entire museum is about 3 hours. Also the entry fees at the museum are CNY 90 and CNY 65 depending on your visiting time.

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