In the spring of 1974, farmers digging a well in the eastern suburbs of Xi'an, Shaanxi province China, were startled to discover an intact terracotta head. From there acheologists began to unearth an astonishing scene — a cavernous vault containing an entire army of warriors meant to guard the Emperor Qin Shi Huang as he made his journey into the afterlife. View the incredible sight for yourself.
plucked from earth after years. archaeologists unveil 120 stunning new fifures after third dig at terracotta warriors' site:Painstaking: Archaeologists at work in the extended excavation of the Pit One of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in Xian