War Horse

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to view a collection from the Terracotta Army. Photos were not allowed but pictures simply do not do them justice. The closest you might come to their grandeur are the statues you find at the PF Changs restaurant. 

A quick history lesson from Wikipedia…

The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife, and to make sure that he had people to rule over. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits! 
  

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to view a collection from the Terracotta Army. Photos were not allowed but pictures simply do not do them justice. The closest you might come to their grandeur are the statues you find at the PF Changs restaurant. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

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