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Xian, Shaanxi Province, China and the Terra Cotta Army

The Terra Cotta Warriors were created by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang di pronounced - Chin Shi Huang di. This amazing but megalomaniac man conquered and united China from a collection of warring states to become its First Emperor. He built the Great Wall and amassed great works of art. Obsessed with a quest for the secret of immortality, 70,000 workers built his tomb said to be filled with legendary treasures. His 3000 wives and concubines followed him to the grave. Over 8000 fantastic life-size clay warriors protected his tomb. The Famous Terracotta Army - is now referred to as the eighth wonder of the ancient world.

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Terra Cotta Army archeological site, view of the main excavation with thousands of soldiers.

Photographs copyright 2006 Rebecca Kali. All rights reserved.

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