Archaeologists unveil 120 new 2,000 year-old Terracotta Warriors

Excavations in China have unearthed a gorgeous new collection of 2,000-year-old terracotta warriors and hundreds of other artefacts.

Archaeologists unveiled 120 new terracotta warriors yesterday at the Qin Shihuang Unesco Globe Heritage site in Shaanxi province.

The existing excavation, which began in 2009, is the third at the site following two previous digs which had been carried out in 1974 and 1985.

The artefacts in western China had been buried with the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty in the 3rd century BC.

The most recent discoveries include never ever-prior to-noticed items, which includes war drums and a dramatic painted shield. In total, much more than 310 tiny pieces have been newly excavated as well as 12 clay horses.

The third excavation covers about 200 square metres in pit number one – the largest and the most visited of the Terracotta Warriors And Horses Museum.


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