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Travelogue: By Country | By Date China | July 2001  


Some of the 6-8 thousand soldiers. No one is certain that all the soldiers have been found. The buried army faces east, poised for battle, about three-quarters of a mile from the outer wall of Shih huang-ti's tomb. In pits nearby have been found the remains of seven humans (possibly the emperor's children), a subterranean stable filled with horse skeletons, an assemblage of half-size bronze chariots, 70 individual burial sites, a zoo for exotic animals, and other artifacts. Today, most of the surface area consists of farm fields, buildings, roads, etc.

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