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Travelogue: By Country | By Date China | July 2001  


An introduction to the site was given in a movie in the round which featured lots of stabbing and galloping horses. The soldiers are part of the burial accoutrements of the first sovereign emperor, Shih huang-ti of the Ch'in dynasty, who unified the empire, began construction of the Great Wall of China, and prepared for death by constructing a 20-square-mile funerary compound. The soldiers were found by well diggers in the 1970s some 2,100 years after his death.

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