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The Terracotta Army was discovered in 1974 in the eastern suburbs of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province by local farmers drilling a water well 1.5 miles east of Lishan (a mountain). This discovery prompted archaeologists to proceed to Shaanxi Province, China to investigate. The Terracotta Army is a form of funerary art buried with the First Emperor of Qin (Qin Shi Huang, Shi Huang means the first emperor) in 210-209 BC (he declared himself the first emperor of China in 221 BC to the end of his life in 210 BC). Their purpose was to help rule another empire with Shi Huang Di in the afterlife. Consequently, they are also sometimes referred to as “Qin’s Armies.” Mount Lishan is also where the material to make the terracotta warriors originated. In addition to the warriors, an entire man-made necropolis for the emperor has been excavated. (Thanks to Wikipedia)
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    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

    excellente collection !
    definitivement un projet d’avenir que de visiter ce superbe site !
    sincerement, francis.

  • Bonjour Francis. Il faut savoir que j’ai eu beaucoup de chanse de pouvoir photographier ces merveilles… Avec un tripode est sans me faire em… par les gardiens qui ont été plutôt bienveillants à mon égard. Merci de tes régulières visites commentaires et favoris. Amicalement THB

    – Thierry Beauvir

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...almost 5 years ago

    Brilliant work!!

  • Thank you very much, nice to see you here Ken ;-)

    – Thierry Beauvir

  • Lowell Smith
    Lowell Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Well done, but I am a bit confused by the title.

  • Hi, why are you confused ? ;-)

    – Thierry Beauvir

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerralmost 5 years ago

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    Vero2009almost 5 years ago

    Nice and good quality !

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  • Richard Murch
    Richard Murchalmost 5 years ago

    >>>>> Fascinating .. something I have wanted to do is visit this…

  • I hunderstand… I’ve do it. But many place in the world I have to visit too. This one is exceptional!!! Thanks for comment…

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  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning collection and presentation………Outstanding Thierry ! :)

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