Saturday, April 20, 2024
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
Unexplained Mysteries
You are viewing: Home > News > Archaeology & History > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
All ▾
Search Submit

Archaeology & History

Hunt begins for leader of Terracotta army

By T.K. Randall
June 16, 2009 · Comment icon 1 comment

Image Credit: Wikipedia
Chinese archaeologists have started an excavation at the site of the famous Terracotta warriors in an effort to locate its leader. It is believed there are as many as 8000 individual figures at the site, with many still waiting to be unearthed.
The dig will uncover more of the enormous pit that surrounds the tomb of Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor. The first excavation of the site lasted six years betweeen 1978 and 1984, during which 1,087 clay soldiers were discovered.A second excavation started in 1985 but was cut short after a year."


Source: Telegraph | Comments (1)




Our new book is out now!
Book cover

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News

 AVAILABLE NOW 

Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!
Patreon logo

Support us on Patreon

 BONUS CONTENT 

For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

Recent news and articles