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  1. 1. Terra Cotta Soldiers!!! In 1974 Chinese farmers, who were trying to sink a well near Xi’an Citydiscovered ancient bronze weapons and pieces of Terra Cotta. Terra Cotta is hardreddish brown earthenware that is used for decorations on buildings, vases, and in thiscase an army of Terra Cotta soldiers. These soldiers were made to put in the Mausoleumof Qin Shi Haung Di. His mausoleum was ornate and richly decorated. When Qin ShiHaung Di died, thousands of Soldiers, weapons, horses, and chariots were made andwas buried with him. Each soldier was modeled from an actual soldier in his army, somesay that those are the real soldiers and they got turned into Terra Cotta to protect him.There are at least 2000 found life-size statues of soldiers, horses, chariots, wagons, andweapons. But archaeologists think there might be as many as 6000! The weapons theyfound are bows, arrows, and spears. The whole burial ground employed about 72 000workers and took about 39 years to build! Many of the laborers died during theconstruction of the tomb. But it is told that that most of the remaining workers wereactually killed after the construction of the tomb, so that they won’t come back and robit, because since they built it they know how to get in and out and not get caught . This is a model of 2 TerraThis is a model of a Terra Cotta soldiers with a knifeCotta soldier on a wagon and a sickle.pulled by a horse

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