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- simplified Chinese – 兵马俑. traditional Chinese – 兵馬俑. pinyin – bīngmǎ yǒng, translates to – soldier and horse funerary statues
- A collection of statues depicting the first emperor of China Qin Shi Huang’s Army.
- The terracotta statues are dated to have been created in 210 BC
- They were discovered in 1974 by a small farming community in Lintong District
- Warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians make up the entire terracotta army
- The statues are contained in 3 large pits.
- 8000 soldiers, 130 chariots, 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses.