Terracotta Army

By: Nesia Ben

Identify the historical investigation.

In 1974 Chinese farmers discovered the Terracotta Army (the Terracotta warriors and horses) in Xian, China. What they found were 3 pits containing the Terracotta Army, held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. It was actually discovered whilst Chinese farmers were digging a water well. The Terracotta Army is considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century

Develop and answer questions about the historical investigation.

How deep was the pits ? 16ft deep.


How many builders were needed to build the Terracotta warriors ? It took 720,000 builders.

Evaluate a Primary and Secondary source.

A primary source is