The Terracotta Warriors
By S. Tzannes
Who is Associated with the Terracotta Warriors?
What are the Terracotta Warriors?
Pit 1 was the main pit, containing 6,000 soldiers, holding swords, spears, battle axes and daggers. Three hundred and fifty horse drawn chariots led the way. This pit was the largest pit, covering 19,000 square yards of land.
Pit 2 contained approximately 1,300 soldiers, arranged in an unbeatable position. This pit held 80 war chariots and infantry/calvary reinforcements. Pit 2 covered an area of 7,000 square yards.
Pit 3 & Accessory Pits
Pit 3 contained military officials and was the highest ranking pit. This pit also held artifacts of gold, iron, and stone. Pit 3 takes up 622 square yards of land. Accessory pits held a variety of animals, musicians, and acrobats to entertain
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Where are the Terracotta Warriors Located?
When were the Terracotta Warriors Discovered?
On the morning of March 29, 1974 in Lingtong County, farmers were digging for water. Unexpectedly, a statue was found. This find peeked archeologists interest and an excavation was conducted discovering the eighth wonder of the world. After years of digging, an entire clay army of 8,000 statues was unearthed.
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