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Hunt begins for leader of Terracotta army

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

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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)

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