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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

World Heritage Site #441 :: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

World Heritage Site #441 :: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Table of Contents No doubt thousands of statues still remain to be unearthed at this archaeological site, which was not discovered until 1974. Qin (d. 210 B.C.), the first unifier of China, is buried, surrounded by the famous terracotta warriors, at the centre of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital, […]

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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor :: Transport Travel Tip

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor :: Transport Travel Tip

Get in By plane Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (IATA: XIY) is located 40 km northwest of the city centre, in Xianyang. Flights are available to Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Harbin, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Kunming, Lhasa, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Wuhan, and Xining within China, International flights are available to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macau, […]

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China unearths more than 100 new terra cotta warriors

China unearths more than 100 new terra cotta warriors

Chinese archaeologists have unearthed 110 new terracotta warriors that laid buried for centuries, part of the famed army built to guard the tomb of China’s first emperor,an official said Monday, The life-size figures were excavated near the Qin Emperor’s mausoleum in China’s northern Xi’an City over the course of three years, and archaeologists also uncovered […]

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Terracotta Warriors may have been training tools

Terracotta Warriors may have been training tools

China’s famed Terracotta Warriors may have been military training aids, according to new research. The 1,800 year-old army of more than 8,000 life-sized terracotta soldiers, horses and chariots, is traditionally believed to have acted as guardians of the first emperor China. But new research has cast doubt on this theory. Researchers at the geological bureau […]

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Top Sites at the First Qin Emperor's Tomb Complex

Top Sites at the First Qin Emperor’s Tomb Complex

by janice on Mon, 09/21/2009 – 13:39 Senior Curator at the Museum of the Qin Terracotta Army and Heritage Key expert, Janice Li, gives us a list of her top sites at the First Emperor’s tomb site. Having conducted and led archaeological excavations at the site over the past 20 years, she knows the area […]

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Chinese Culture | Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty

Chinese Culture | Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty

By: Eric Meyers The idea of international travel is always intriguing, but occasionally we need a little extra inspiration. Enter the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a treasure trove of amazing things to see and do, with cultural and historic significance that bring travelers closer to the culture of the places they visit, while educating them […]

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New terracotta warrior museum to open in NW China

New terracotta warrior museum to open in NW China

XI’AN, June 6 (Xinhua) — A new museum for terracotta warrior statues discovered in the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC) is expected to open in October in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. The museum covering a burial pit coded K9901 will allow visitors to watch excavation work of the pit, said Cao Wei, deputy […]

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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor :: Other Information Travel Tip

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor :: Other Information Travel Tip

Stay safe Xian is, like other Chinese cities, generally quite safe. Just watch out for pickpockets (usually children) in crowds. Pickpockets are more common during holidays. Pickpocketing is more likely to happen on the bus, in the East Street (the most properous commercial street in Xian), and some of the more crowded resorts like the […]

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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor :: Xian Food Travel Tip

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor :: Xian Food Travel Tip

Eat Xi’an specialties include: Yang Rou Pao Muo 羊肉泡馍 is one of the signature dishes of the area, it consists of a piece of thick, chewy bread and a kettle of lamb soup. The diner shreds the bread with his hands and places the shreds in a bowl, the soup is then poured over the […]

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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor :: Shopping Travel Tip

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor :: Shopping Travel Tip

Souvenirs Xi’an souvenirs include small copies of terracotta warriors, wood-carved Buddhas and dragons, Tang Tricolored Pottery, hand made paper cut (by many regarded as the most important arts form in Xi’an), all other kind of folk art and also fake western products. Terracotta Warriors. If you are visiting the Terracotta Warriors, be prepared to meet […]

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