200 More Chinese Terracotta Warriors Found

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Most of the newly discovered warriors were sculpted into one of two positions: either clutching pole weapons, with their right arms bent and fists partially clenched, or carrying bows, with their right arms hanging at ease. (Kevin McGill via Wikimedia Commons under CC BY-SA 2.0)

Health Editor’s Note:  I have found it fascinating that someone, 2,000 year ago in and by the tomb of Emperor Oin Shi Huang, would order these life-size figures of warriors, no two look the same,  and horses to be made and the detail work that goes into each one.  The amount of time spent to do this must have been astronomical.  Then these were hidden away..In this new find, chariots, 12 more clay horses, weapons, etc. were also discovered. Huang thought quite well of himself with the 20 square mile funerary compound he made for his interment…Carol

Archaeologists Excavate 200 More Chinese Terracotta Warriors

by Brigit Katz/Smithsonianmag.com

In 1974, farmers digging a well in China’s Shaanxi province stumbled upon fragments of a life-size clay figure crafted in the shape of a battle-ready soldier. Subsequent excavations revealed a stunning, now-iconic archaeological discovery: an army of “terracotta warriors,” each rendered with unique traits some 2,000 years ago.

The clay army flanks the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, whose short but formidable reign lasted from 221 to 210 B.C. Archaeologists estimate that some 7,000 warriorsmore than 2,000 of which have since been excavated, were interred alongside the emperor. Now, the state-run Xinhua news agency has announced the discovery of an additional 200 soldiers, as well as a large number of weapons, in the emperor’s tomb.

The finds were made over the course of the 10-year excavation of “No. 1 Pit,” the largest of three major pits containing the fascinating figures. (A fourth pit discovered during early digs turned out to be empty, suggesting the burial project was abandoned before it could be finished.)

Shen Maosheng, the researcher who headed the excavation, tells Xinhua that most of the newly discovered warriors were sculpted into one of two positions: either clutching pole weapons, with their right arms bent and fists partially clenched, or carrying bows, with their right ….Read More:

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

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