The figures, made nearly 2,000 years ago, were discovered in huge underground pits outside the city of Xi'an in 1974. Although the farmers who found them didn't see the entire militia at once (thank heavens!), an estimated 2,000 soldiers and hundreds of chariots and horses have since been uncovered. The exhibit includes 15 warriors, weapons, armor and coins excavated from the tomb complex.
The soldiers, archers, musicians and generals will be standing guard at the National Geographic Museum in "Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor" through March.
Come see us in our Dupont shop after your visit. We're so close - and so much less intimidating!
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