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The Terracotta Warriors of Qin Shi Huang

The terracotta figures, dating from 210 bce, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers. The Terracotta Army was built by Qin Shi Huang who declared himself the first emperor of China. And is recognized as a founder of Chinese state.
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. The purpose of this army was to protect emperor Qin in his grave, but it was vandalized, burned and destroyed by the raid on the tomb by General Xiang Yu less than five years after the death of the First Emperor...

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