Posted by: rob | June 27, 2007

Terracotta Warriors, Xian

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Terracotta Warriors, originally uploaded by jasmine_tea.

These guys were amazing. For scale, they are each 5-6 feet high. There are about 8000 of them, although only 1000ish have been unearthed. Dating from about 220BC, they protect the mausoleum of Emporer Qin in much the same way the Pyramids were for Egyptian kings. You visit them in a massive aircraft hanger. An amazing place!

– Rob

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