The most significant excavation of the 20th century.
The Terracotta Warriors and Horses
The most significant and impressive excavations occurred in the 20th century.— the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
There have been numerous remarkable archaeological discoveries throughout history, but one of Xi’ An was impressive.
This discovery is nothing short of breathtaking as it is believed to house approximately 8,000 life-sized figures of soldiers, horses, and chariots constructed entirely of terracotta. The discovery is a testament to the incredible craftsmanship and engineering skills of the ancient Chinese civilization that dates back to the third century BCE.
These sculptures were discovered by chance, in 1974, by farmers digging a well behind their home in the Shaanxi Province. The story of the excavation is fascinating, and the sheer number of figures and their individuality continues to intrigue and inspire people from all over the world.
This memorable and significant excavation has been celebrated, studied, and admired by historians, archaeologists, and art enthusiasts globally.
A Short Visit To Xi'An visiting The most significant excavation of the 20th century
My son and I flew from Beijing to Xi’an, the largest town and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. You can travel to Xi’an for 72 hours without a visa.
We arrive at the end of the day, to be able to visit The Terra Cotta Warriors the next day.
Xi’an is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations, it is most famous for its Terracotta Warriors, which have become an international symbol of China’s history. You cannot simply miss the museum and the whole site that surrounds it.
Be patient, the lineup is very long under the hot sun, and to my surprise, you have to take a little train up to the main entrance on top of that. It’s worth waiting for, though.
Inside with all the soldiers, very impressive.
We witness the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century — the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
We cannot find two identical faces among the excavated terracotta warriors.
The story is, a farmer who finds some of the graves while digging in his garden. The Chinese government stole his land and took everything he had.
I was lucky to meet the farmer, he was kind enough to autograph my book.
We did not have time to visit everything in the town of Xi’ An.
Someday I will come back and visit more of this amazing place.
What made the terracotta warriors significant?
The Terracotta Warriors are a collection of life-size terracotta sculptures created more than 2000 years ago to be buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor. They were discovered in 1974 by farmers who were digging a well in the Shaanxi Province, near the emperor’s mausoleum at Mount Li. They are part of a massive burial tomb complex that encompassed 50 km² (20 mi²).
The Terracotta Warriors are significant because they are an important part of the mausoleum of the first emperor in Chinese history. The Terracotta Army has been proved to be a part of the first emperor’s mausoleum by archaeologists.
A Short Visit To Xi’An In China
Xi’an is often called the birthplace of Chinese civilization. Capital of Shaanxi Province and the eastern end of the Silk Road, the history and cultural significance of Xi’an stretches through China’s ancient past and into its bright future.
Xi’an was the capital city of 13 imperial dynasties, the most for any city, and many ancient structures are preserved. “The First Emperor” united China from his base in the Xi’an area, and he has left a mighty legacy.
* Xi’an is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations.
Listed as one of the “Must Visit” cities of China, Xi’an.
Xi’an is most famous for its Terracotta Warriors, which have become an international symbol of China’s history.
A visit to this museum is viewed as something that simply cannot be missed if you’re planning a trip to China.
*Xi’an cuisine cannot be missed.
Being near the central part of China, Xi’an is a crossroads for many of the great Chinese cuisines. Restaurants range from Cantonese to spicy Sichuan styles.
*The taste of local street selling is cheap and very good.
*Buy A Book For The History of Xi’an
*Stroll on the ancient City Wall.
*The best time to visit is the spring and autumn during the cool, but not too cold, seasons.
Xi’an is also known for dust storms in the spring and early summer. The rainy season occurs from July to September, though there isn’t much rain.
The climate in Xi’an is temperate and semi-arid. The temperatures range throughout the four seasons at fairly moderate levels.
We visit in the wrong season, the weather was very hot.
*Try to avoid the Labor Day holiday (May 1 — 3) and the National Day holiday (October 1 — 7) when all tourist sites are crowded with Chinese people
*Xi’an is home to unique souvenirs and local products.
Perhaps the most popular items to buy in Xi’an are the reproductions of In Xi’an, you can find a variety of local products and souvenirs that are unique to the region.
One of the most popular items to purchase is the Terracotta Army Figurine reproductions, which are available at reasonable prices throughout the city.
However, it’s important to note that prices can vary greatly between different sellers, even if they are located next to each other.
My purchase is an authentic replica from the warrior soldiers.